62 Tasting Notes
Sample, loose compression. First brew, thick creamy texture, unremarkable bitterness, not astringent, soft sweet somewhat quick huigan. Further early steeps- cream, umami, bitter, drying on top of mouth. Later: Slight spice. Very tame/faint sweet huigan, delayed. Finally: flat vegetal end of session taste. Brews out more quickly than im used to. No smoke
Beenghole sample. Tastes more aged than it is. Pretty thick texture, initial creamy notes. Pretty standard bitterness with moderately fast sweet huigan. Brewed out a little quick. Pretty balanced as far as bitter to sweet but leaning on sweet over all. Long lasting and strong fruity slightly flowery huigan. No smoke, no spice, not astringent. Slight headache buzz, heavy eye lids
Flavors: Bitter, Cream, Floral, Peach
Savory tea. Needs a little more heat than most greens. Think peas. Can be brewed grandpa or gong fu. Because it can take more heat I find it doesn’t become bitter as quickly as other greens when brewed grandpa style. Good qualityleafy, very very affordable. Tremendous value. Seems I rarely find a green at any reasonable price point that’s not full of yellow leaves and stems or nasty blotches, dust, etc.
Flavors: Peas, Umami
This is an excelent tea. Not as fragrant as the less roasted offering, but steeps far longer and deeper. There is a viscous honey quality to thistea and a hui gan that lasts formearly an hour. This is a perfect tea to share with new drinkers. Delicious and well priced. The complexity and hui gan at this price point puts many, many, competitors to shame. Sharp enough to hold up to grandpa style but not sharp enough that it’s the best candidate either. This is a tea you can buy tons of. The bang for your buck is outrageous, imo.
Flavors: Caramel, Graham, Honey
Extremely fragrant. Far more bitter than the heavier roast. Tangy, steeps out a little too soon. The aroma is incredible. I actually preffered this tea grandpa style. It tempered the bitterness and brought out the tangy citrus flavor, as well as honey.
Flavors: Citrus, Graham, Honey, Tangy