139 Tasting Notes
This one is right up my alley. Tastes like a brownie w/ some cherry notes.
It’s a good one. Had it yesterday too. Real smooth.
I liked their green teas a lot too—the valley peak and pine needle.
Same…I’m just trying to finish more Puerh from mandala before I restock all their blacks teas I love.
One of the best oolongs that I have ever had. This stuff is great—floral, creamy, fruity.
I think I prefer it Western, but I haven’t made the time to do it much gong fu.
Rishi is a brand I don’t recall having, but glad I gave them a shot.Their packaging was beautiful. There’s a deal for something like 20% off for first time orders and free shipping on $49+ orders for anyone interested.
I’ll try to get my other reviews of their teas up soon too.
Flavors: Cream, Floral, Fruity
Rishi is hit or miss, but their hits are usually strong hits. Their regular Tie Guan Yin was one of the first that I really fell in love with…despite thinking it was too roasted after a while. Their greens really shine, their oolongs are solid to excellent, and their main stay blacks are usually on the bitter side like Assam and Ceylon, though they do have some hong cha. I’ve seen good reviews of their Four Seasons (affordable) and Lishan. I used to love the Coconut Pineapple Baozhong blend, but the recent reviews of that have not been favorible. Rishi is otherwise a company to look at via gifting, or selection of very specific rare products or mainstream teas at a specific price…even though their prices tend to be either high or low.
Drank this at a local restaurant that sources Mandala teas. Loved it!
Very much like the longjing teas that I have had.
Flavors: Nutty, Sweet, Umami
Yes! A great tea and the grandfather of long jing (dragon well) tea. I stopped sourcing Dragon Well after visiting the growing area in 2008. I could not breathe there. While I’m sure there are days when the factory city pollution is not as bad, I can’t shake the memory of how ill I was for days after being there. That led me to this tea and I had the fortune of visiting the farm in 2012. All clean air. I feel much better about this tea because of the air and water quality there.
I’m sure 20 or 30 yrs ago that the West Lake region (where dragon well is grown) was very nice, I found it unpleasant. So Valley Peak, it is!
Thank you, @teabento for this one. It has been a while since I have had a green tea. This is nice and refreshing. I’m getting some nice seaweed and soybean notes, a little sweetness, and some nuttiness.
Afternoon pick-me-up it is! :)
Flavors: Nutty, Seaweed, Soybean