54 Tasting Notes
This is most excellent tea.
I brewed this both GongFu style & Western style.
Western: I brewed it lightly @ 208 F for 2 minutes on the first infusion. There’s an aroma of rich honey and either a jasmine or orchid. The taste is similar. The honey taste is delicate but not overpowering and a very light touch of fruit with a very clean finish. The second infusion was similar to the first but a tad lighter. I want to try this again at a longer brew time.
Gongfu: First infusion @ 20 seconds/1TBSP/1 cup water @ 208F. Subsequent infusions @ 5-7 additional seconds. The honey & lychee aroma & taste stand out far more in this style of brewing. The flavors are more pronounced and distinct. It’s sweet but not overpoweringly so. This is an even more amazing tea brewed in the Chinese Gongfu style.
Flavors: Honey, Jasmine, Lychee
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This is easily one of my favorite teas. I read the other reviews before writing mine, which is probably a no-no, but my tasting notes are a bit different, so take it for what it’s worth.
When drinking this tea, it reads to me of roasted nuts, malt, caramel with a wonderful clean finish. The tea has a medium-deep taste. Its aroma reminds me sweet nutty tobacco leaves of a really good cigar. I’ve done 2-3 infusions at slightly longer times and each time it’s wonderful.
Flavors: Caramel, Malt, Roasted nuts
This is a delicate tea. The aroma is a little bit fruity and sweet — notes of lychee and honey. The taste is similar to the aroma with little to no aftertaste. This is a wonderful tea if want to just sit back and enjoy yourself in quiet reflection. I wouldn’t drink this tea for “running out the door”. It’s really meant to be enjoyed since many of the flavors are delicate. I did multiple infusions with different brew times. Slightly longer brew times deepen the flavors without making it bitter.
Flavors: Honey, Honeysuckle, Lychee