Hi teaple (tea + people, get it? haha..ah….h.. nevermind) tonight we’re drinking IDEStea’s Tieguanyin, and um I don’t know where to start
so basically theres these 2 things:
- This is super dark and earthy right off the beginning, I’ve never had that in a tieguanyin before. it’s strange.
- I’ve got a weird metallic.. tingly, dry aftertaste.
But this is only the first couple steeps, it’s still very much rolled. The third steep is bringing out more flavours. Pepper, a dark.. earthy taste, and an almost meat-like .. pork? kind of taste. Still metallic and dark… It really doesn’t taste like a good quality tieguanyin. It’s really hard to drink.. I’m really hoping it’ll lighten up soon, I’m on the 5th steep, but it doesn’t seem to want to. It isn’t floral, it isn’t even green.. I’m genuinely wondering if they mislabelled my sample? This is definitely very heavily roasted but not in a .. good way. I don’t really appreciate this. It’s a no from me.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Earth, Meat, Metallic, Pepper, Roasted, Spices