269 Tasting Notes
Tasty and unique black with sweet notes of ripe plum and honey balanced by savory notes of soy sauce, peppercorn, and toasted grain. So far this is my favorite tea I’ve tried from Teabento.
Flavors: Honey, Peppercorn, Plums, Roasted Barley, Soy sauce
A very mellow and tasty Dancong with strong orchid and nectarine notes accented by minerality, leather, green wood, grain, honey, and wet earth. A very rich and complex brew
Flavors: Grain, Green Wood, Honey, Leather, Mineral, Orchid, Stonefruits, Wet Earth
Big, twisty black leaves. Brews a medium orange with an earthy aroma. Mild and slightly sweet with a definite plummy flavor and a slight mushroom note. Mild with and earthyness like decaying leaves.
Flavors: Earth, Mushrooms, Plums
Thank you Tea Bento for the lovely samples!
This one has small, wiry, brown to black leaves with a strong cocoa aroma. The brewed flavor is dried grass, dark chocolate, nuts, and grain with a milky texture. Very tasty!
Flavors: Cocoa, Grain, Grass, Milk, Nutty
My dad is a dentist, and like this time of year for many years past I’ve been whisked away for a Florida Dental Association convention at the beautiful fantasy world known as the Ritz Carlton Naples for a week long escape from reality! It’s a beautiful hotel, but I’m smacking myself for not bringing any tea.
Tea Forte is what’s available for hot tea here, if only the teas were as good as their adorable packaging… This is an okay Earl Grey, but not one I would actively seek out. Malty, slightly floral, and citrusy, but it doesn’t really taste like real bergamot.
Flavors: Citrus, Floral, Malt
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a tasting note; I’ve been working a lot and when I have time to drink I’ve been reaching for Yunnan blacks that I’ve already logged.
I haven’t finished my Gylx Tea samples; despite being good I just haven’t been in the mood for young sheng lately.
This one is lightly bitter with a prominent shengy gasoline/alcohol note alongside green wood, minerals, and pine. Later steeps mellow out with a slight honey sweetness. Somewhat generic and not as good as the Bang Dong but an enjoyable brew nonetheless.
Flavors: Alcohol, Green Wood, Mineral, Pine
Brews a medium yellow-orange. Taste of honey, citrus, and dry leaves with a hint of cinnamon spice. This is a decent tea but not nearly a mellow and complex as Teavivre’s 2011 Shou Mei.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Cinnamon, Fruity, Honey, Lemon
Brews a light gold, noticeably less green in smell and taste than the 2016 shengs I’ve been drinking.
The taste is moderately sweet and the mouthfeel is moderately thick, slight bitterness. Flavors of sugarcane, green wood, white grapes, pine, heart of palm, and a mild peachyness. Overall pretty nice, though not my favorite from YS’s collection.
Flavors: Green Wood, Peach, Pine, Resin, Sugarcane, White Grapes
I bought this tea a year or so ago, and when I tried it I though it was terrible; like a dirty, funky wet dog in the mouth. So it sat in the back of my tea cupboard and rested. Today I opened it up, and it’s like a completely different tea!
The dry aroma is very sweet, and if I didn’t know better I’d guess it was a black tea. Brews a light orange. Like the smell the taste is sweet, a bit like burnt sugar. There’s notes of malt, green wood, and dried herbs. Specifically like dried herbs that have been aging in your mum’s spice cabinet for far too long. It’s sort of like a combination black tea, sheng pu, and roasted oolong. Doesn’t last many steeps however.
This is a nice tea now, and makes me want to further my Tian Jian exploration
Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Green Wood, Herbs, Malt, Roasted