My 100th review! Yay I’ve made it :D

I drank this one western style last night while I was studying cause I had no time for gongfu and it was delicious so the very next time I had time to drink gongfu I went for this one (I’m gonna drink a lot of tea today, It’s been a stressful few days) It’s quite a different black from the usuals, I’ve only ever had one other purple black tea and I didn’t really get to be in depth with it because it’s my friend’s and I’m excited to get gongfuing,

I’m brewing at 95C in my 120ml gaiwan, the gaiwan is maybe half full of leaf

the dry leaf aroma is very floral with fruity notes of blueberry and blackberry, lots of woodyness and some earth.

The early steep aroma is pretty much the same as the dry leaf, just a bit less fruity

I get notes of potato, grape, blueberry, with a nice medium-thickness body that goes down with a long lingering fruitiness and a slight pleasant sweet sourness, it’s also slightly reminiscent of wine, it’s very very sweet, I don’t get any bitterness or astringency, there’s the tiniest bit of astringency actually, I’m getting a tiny bit of chocolate too, the blueberry notes actually sorta taste like chocolate covered blueberries, floral notes finally show up around steep 6 or 7 in the aftertaste. It’s not the most complex tea, but the flavours are really defined and delicious.

it fades off into like thick grape juice tasting tea, it’s awesome.

I enjoy this lots, it’s actually a really good deal too, it may be a bit boring tasting for people who know more about purple teas, I mean I don’t know anything.

I don’t think I’m going to rate teas anymore it feels.. wrong

205 °F / 96 °C

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Hey :) welcome to my steeps!
I really only ever drink straight teas, every once and a while I might have something flavoured, but odds are I won’t ever write about any of those. All of my reviews are done using my 120ml gaiwan unless otherwise specified.

I’m mostly into Sheng, Red tea and Oolongs right now, but I also can enjoy greens and whites sometimes.

My cupboard is NOT up to date. I tried for a while, but it’s too much effort, and so many of the teas I have just aren’t on here and eh.

ig: @mackie_tealife —>

Rating System:

|| One of the best teas I’ve ever
|| had; I’m definitely planning to
|| restock
|| Very very good tea, I’ll restock if
|| I’m planning to make a purchase
|| from this company anyways, if
|| not I’m alright living without it
|| Very good tea, I’d be more than
|| happy to sip again, though it’s
|| not likely I’ll be repurchasing
|| Good tea, I drank it happily,
|| though I might not be reaching
|| for it again in my cupboard
|| for a long while
|| Okay tea, it was drinkable and
|| it’s probably going to be
|| gathering dust in my cupboard
|| for a while
|| I struggled through the tea,
|| but managed to finish the
|| session, will probably be giving
|| it away to a friend.
|| I cut the session short, but
|| I think it’s possible for one to
|| have enjoyed it, it’s just really
|| low quality
|| No one should enjoy drinking
|| this, and I would have no
|| problem throwing it out.

*This system is used on my first 100 reviews, I’ve decided not to rate teas anymore because I’m definitely not qualified to be objective about quality yet and it’s just pointlessly subjective numbers and that’s not really helping anyone


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