(backlog from 8/23/19)
By all rights, I should really love this tea. It hits all the right checkboxes. I really WANT to like this tea!
Amazing texture and body. This tea coats your tongue like honey syrup and doesn’t let go.
A nose of brown sugar, bread, honey, and citrus
Good set of flavors — honey, lemon zest, hints of spices (cinnamon), baked bread; Things I expect out of a WuYi Black Tea and that I enjoy
Balanced flavor profile — starts off slightly mineral/bitter that evens out to a thick honey.
But…I don’t love it It’s okay. It’s a good tea that I will not turn down if offered. I will gladly drink it for just the texture alone. But the combination of all of it, isn’t doing it for me. Others who have reviewed the previous’ years harvests have raved about the tea, including 2 people who seem to have the same tastes as me. So I don’t know if it’s just THIS year’s harvest or if it is just not for me.
It’s hard to compare harvest years as something might have gone wrong. If they still have the 2016/2017 harvest, I will pick up a sample to compare.
- tea; 5.26g
- water: 150ml
- times: 20s, 30, 45, 60, 90
Flavors: Baked Bread, Brown Sugar, Honey, Lemon Zest