138 Tasting Notes
Hmmm smell is nice and grassy in the packet. I made the mistake of brewing it in a gaiwan first..which I do not recommend. Afterwards I switched it to my little tea pot that has a fine mesh inside of it. A lot better experience.
The taste is sweet and grassy. A little creamy and finishes with the hazelnut note. I like it.
Well it has been awhile since I have written a tasting note. It has been a while since I really drank tea, so my taste buds are a little rusty.
I get a oily taste. The smell almost musky. I wish I could get the crisp apple taste like the description says, but Im not tasting that sadly.
Not my cup of tea sadly…
So I was cleaning out my tea stash. Getting rid of anything that I did not want. I came upon this a small sample from way back. I remember having tried this when I first got it a little over a year ago and just did not like it. But when it comes to Puer Im not a big fan. The fishy mustiness of it turns me off.
I have not been drinking tea like I used to and I though why not drink this tonight. I rinsed 3 times to get the mustiness smell out of the way for me to try it again. I always smell the wet leave before I taste the tea to get my senses going.
A nice cedar with a sweet fig smell. Hmmmm, a lot better than I thought. I noticed when it comes to puer, I must rinse a few more times for me to drink it. I seems hat others rinse once or twice and can enjoy it. Im happy I tasted this again, since it is no longer sold.
I love Yabao. Its one of my favorite teas. I liked the first eight treasures and I asked for this as my sample.
I did it for the suggested 185 temp and brewed it for 2 minutes. Had a nice sweet cedar taste. The juniper berries was a nice touch.
I brewed it again and let it go for maybe 5 to 7 minutes. With Yabao usually the longer the better. Not with this blend. It became pretty bitter. But then again there was not much yabao in this. More jasmine green tea then yabao. Best to keep this short and sweet.