555 Tasting Notes
I didn’t buy this one for myself I bought it for Lance, he likes it alot except he said it tastes much like a white tea version of the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie also from 52 teas and we both noticed NO GRAPES there was no freeze dried grapes in our bag at all so I’m not sure if we got the bottom of the batch or if it wasn’t mixed well. Anyways Lance is happy with it and likes it still I just wasn’t that impressed with it, to me it has a doughy taste. Long as he likes it tho :-)
Oh yeah, it smells wonderful like grape bubble gum
I’m not sure my baby likes it, she just sniffed it at first and then looked at me kinda crazy and turned her nose up at it. I left it on the floor for her and she did come back and got one small taste after it sat there for 2 hours, maybe she dont like it maybe she just wasnt thirsty hard to tell, i’m sure she will drink it eventually. It’s not bad really tho it don’t taste like bacon it taste like valerian.
Ok this one was interesting I liked it most people would probably not like it at first or at all even. It don’t really have good aroma to me just an odd smell like that of ancient books in fact that exactly how its starts out tasting also almost stale tasting like an old musty book smells, dull and just odd. As steeps went by it got a little better even got quite lively and smooth and refreshing, almost as if were dead at first and came back to life. An acquired taste i’m sure but I liked it ok, it’s worth a try for anyone who enjoys odd flavors. Also pretty much no steep time at all for this one really just pour the water right over it through the strainer into a cup over and over and over.
It’s been a long time since I tried the worm tea, it still taste the same like some old books or newspapers, earthy. Not bad.
I decided to just drink this one today, I like it a lot, I steeped as I just normally would in the gaiwan with short infusion times under a minute cuz that’s just the way i do it and it was perfectly nice but I think maybe I’ll give the instructions a try from now on also because when i steeped it for the recommended 4 minutes it was even better of course stronger or darker but also now more complex with cocoa undertones, very good with milk.
Oh yeah also want to say I’m impressed with Upton Teas so far, I just got a small sample of this tea from a friend like 5 days ago tasted it liked it ordered it and its already here in my cup and on my shelf, that’s just the way i like a company to process and ship an order :)
This one is almost same as the other Panyang Congou I drank the other day it just seemd to be a little richer and smoother, same malty caramel notes and the same tobacco-like sweetness. I’ve read a few review on this type of tea and very few point out the tobacco tones so maybe it’s just me but thats what I pick up from it and I like it, maybe just because I use to chew tobacco I don’t know.