50 Tasting Notes
Some time ago Jasmine tea was one of my favorite teas to sip from bone china in a tea shop. Unfortunately as it became popular the trend was to add cheap and artificial oils. Gag worthy.
I noticed this tea at Yunnan Sourcing and ordered 50g, good price and cross fingers.
Glad I did as this tea lasts a long time and the scent and flavor of Jasmine is just right.
Although my tea cupboard has changed since I found Pu-erh and Wuyi, at times a trip down memory lane is fun.
Brewing from the 2016 harvest.
I tend to use a lot of leaf in my pots and doing so with this tea brought a slight astringency to pucker the cheeks, perhaps the “little bite” in the description.
After making an adjustment in my brewing parameters the sweet fruity malt in this tea became apparent.
Reminds me of a robust English breakfast.
Solid black tea, the dry leaf is clean and sweet smelling with just enough malt, and brews up with similar attributes and nice mouth feel.
I think it hits above its price so this tasty tea can be an enjoyable daily drinker.
I’ve added another order to my wish-list so I can enjoy the changes as this tea ages over two years.
The 2016 brick of Brown Sugar I received is less compressed than the 2015.
Breaking it up produced small bits which feel dry and brittle, one has to be careful not to create dust.
The soup is dark and very earthy with a little cloudiness which should clear with longer storage. I enjoyed the sweet notes.