694 Tasting Notes
I just finished off my Cream Assam from Gong Fu Tea and wish I would have waited to compare it to this tea. This seemed a little weaker than the cream Assam , but I might not have added enough tea leaves for the amount of water. I will have to try again. I still really enjoyed this. (3 tsp /16 oz)
I prepared this as instructed. 2 tsp per 8oz of water. I first sipped it without any sugar and it was so/so for me. (I am drinking this before bed and I tend to like sweet or light teas before bed). I added a little bit of sugar and wow! I like. I don’t usually add sugar to tea, but man for this one it brings out quite a bit of flavor. It feels like fall in my mouth.
I went through one ounce of this in less than a week. I will definitely be buying this again. The more I drank, the more I loved this tea.
The first time I made this, I made it to the package instructions. 1 tsp per 6oz @ 195. It was way to weak for me, it tasted like drinking water and I got none of the sweet taste that I enjoy about silver needle. Last night I made this and altered my preparation a bit. I used 3ish tsp for 12 oz water, steeped for a little over 2 mins @ 175. Much more enjoyable. I could taste the tea and not just the water. Will have to try this again to see if it was really the preparation or my mood:).
I continue to really like this tea. I treat it as my dessert. I made this tonight the same way I make my marsala chi. 2 tsp tea, 2 tsp sugar, 10 oz water and 2 oz milk. I have never been able to describe the taste of this tea. It to me taste nothing like thai tea, but I love it.