drank Little Red by white2tea
477 tasting notes

When I first got my samples in from White2Tea this wasn’t listed on Steepster; at the time I didn’t know if it was going to become a part of their regular stock, so I didn’t add it. But it’s since been added now, which is fitting because I’m finishing off my free sample now.

I shattered my little gaiwan last month, but I had just enough of this left to brew in the 50ml gaiwan I bought as a replacement (https://www.flickr.com/photos/supermoon10/34639236724). When I originally brewed it, western-style, it reminded me very strongly of a tea my aunt brought back from her visit in China (she’s a university lecturer). It SMELLS sweet; malty, toffee, maybe something like roasted chestnuts.

Similar notes in a gaiwan. The first two steeps brought the toffee/chestnut sweetness to the forefront, followed by malt. The later steeps lose the sweet topnotes and leave the malty assamica aroma.

Unfortunately, not a whole lot of staying power; it’s mostly faded by about the sixth steep. Started at 15 second steeps, quickly evolved into minute-long steeps.

Flavors: Chestnut, Malt, Toffee


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Disclaimer: I work for Murchie’s Tea and Coffee as a taster and blender. I will avoid putting any ratings on teas from them from here on out.

A tea-drinking transgendered Canadian, university graduate, majored in geology (yes, “rocks and things”). I take most of my tea made straight into a mug, although occasionally if I’m not in a hurry (this isn’t often), I’ll have time to sit down with a pot or gaiwan. It’s the highlight of a good day.

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