76 Tasting Notes
The previous taster helped me with this review. Depth: that is the key word with this tea. It’s more floral than vegetal, but not flowery. It has a warmth and a depth, though, that are really satisfying. Smooth on the tongue, a subtle smell. This is definitely a winner for me :)
I haven’t posted any teas in a while, because I’ve been getting into the smaller boutique products. This comes from Silk Road Teas, and it’s a new product for them.
The tea comes in a small cake, suitable for brewing in a larger teapot rather than just one cup. I used my medium-sized teapot, and the cake was a bit too much for the steeping basket. Still, it worked.
The tea: a lightly scented (honey-like, as the description indicates), pale yellow tea. The flavor is subtly sweet, not grassy at all, but smooth. I detect a bit of flowery taste, but nothing too strong.
I made the mistake of ordering just one cake (forgot to update after increasing the number!), but will be ordering this again soon. It is a lovely tea, and perfect for a quiet morning when you can sit down and really sip slowly and thoughtfully. It does require quiet and attention, as the flavor is so subtle. This is not for drinking on the go.
Tasting for the first time…
Just picked this up yesterday at Ku Cha House of Tea in Boulder, CO.
By the description, I expected a heavier tea. This is actually quite light, very smooth. I did steep for 2 minutes only – my preferred time for most teas, even black teas. It has a slightly vegetal smell. I don’t taste the chocolate of the description. I taste…a hint of red wine. It’s not at all grassy, but yes a bit malty.
I like :)
My second steep: this time 3 minutes… Still very smooth, no bitterness at all. Still getting a hint of red wine. Am I crazy – have inadequate taste buds?!?!? I don’t care. This is tasty. The color is a rich brown, though not as dark as a black tea (at least in my green/brown glazed ceramic cup).
Gotta recommend this one for anyone who enjoys an oolong :)