795 Tasting Notes
Very smooth. Buttery quality. Bitter aftertaste. The fig gives it a sweet aroma. I would liken the flavour to an artificial grape taste. Not all the flavours in this blend come out.
After finishing my mug and allowing the aftertaste to mingle with my salivary enzymes, I find the taste to be overpowering and not at all pleasant.
I used two spoonfuls of dry leaf for my 450 ml thermos. The vegetal taste of this green tea is very prominent. Toasted and nutty throughout. Floral notes on the aftertaste. A very delightful flavour overall- a lot of what I’m looking for in a green tea.
For the second infusion, I extended the brewing time to 2 minutes and 30 seconds. There is a nutty taste that is able to come out more. The toasted flavour is still present. There is a very noticeable floral aftertaste. When chilled, this infusion has a strong, bitter, leathery taste.
For the third infusion, brewing time stands at 3 minutes and 30 seconds. The flavour is mainly metalic with some of the toasted taste coming through. There are very slight hints of floral taste. Vegetal and floral aftertaste with hints of nutty.
This tea would likely not do well past its third infusion.
This tea incorporates too many flavours. I could not taste the oolong at all. The flowery notes are overpowering did not let the fruity taste come through as much as I would have liked. I like the idea of combining cinammon with fruit but I was not able to really detect any cinnamon coming through.
I really enjoyed this tea. In tasting it there are notes of floral, toasted, seaweed and a hint of smoky taste. All the flavours combine together nicely. I used 1.5 David’s Tea Perfect Spoonfuls for my ~472ml thermos. This tea is quite re-infusable and different notes in flavour are brought out with each infusion (such as the toasted flavour); although the overall taste gets progressively thinner. On the 3rd infusion I could really taste a buttery note coming out as the tea cooled.
The tea leaves expand a lot during infusion so it is important to make sure that there is enough room for them to release all of their flavour.
This tea pairs nicely with sushi.