75

Daily drinker that seems impossible to screw up. This tea is thick and so soft. It glides across the tongue smoothly. Sweet and round. Aromas and tastes of cocoa and vanilla (smells like powdered brownie mix), a slight brown toast sharpness, a soft undertone of black raspberry jam, and very light malt and wood, soft minerality. Tastes so much like a Taiwanese Assam, hm. It’s very twiggy — twiggy sweetness. Doesn’t seem very caffeinating.

After running through a 25g bag, I was never left with a strong impression. A rating of 75 seems appropriate for my likes but I can see some people really enjoying this tea.

Brewed western 3tsp to 8oz, water off boiling, 2-3 steeps. Last a good while gongfu, too.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Brown Toast, Cocoa, Jam, Malt, Mineral, Nectar, Raspberry, Round , Smooth, Vanilla, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
eastkyteaguy

I’m just trying this tea now and was wondering if you had tried it gongfu. I’m three steeps in, and something truly strange is happening with this tea. The menthol and berry notes one would get out of a Taiwanese Yu Chi Assam or Wild Mountain Black are popping right now, and the aftertaste just keeps getting stronger. It’s like a big hit of fruit and mint on the front end followed by tons of malt, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, chocolate, roasted nuts, and sweet potato. It’s bizarre, but I can’t say it’s unpleasant. Did you ever get anything like that? Maybe it’s just the way I’m brewing it.

derk

I did have 2 gongfu sessions which were remarkably similar to western steepings.

The tea was cooling in general but I didn’t get any upfront menthol, nor berry.

Because of your comment, I opened my packet of What-Cha’s Yu Chi Assam yesterday for comparison. What you got out of that tea is waaay different than what I did.

If anything, this tea reminds me most of Whispering Pines Premium Taiwanese Assam but lacking oomph. I do look forward to your review :)

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eastkyteaguy

I’m just trying this tea now and was wondering if you had tried it gongfu. I’m three steeps in, and something truly strange is happening with this tea. The menthol and berry notes one would get out of a Taiwanese Yu Chi Assam or Wild Mountain Black are popping right now, and the aftertaste just keeps getting stronger. It’s like a big hit of fruit and mint on the front end followed by tons of malt, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, chocolate, roasted nuts, and sweet potato. It’s bizarre, but I can’t say it’s unpleasant. Did you ever get anything like that? Maybe it’s just the way I’m brewing it.

derk

I did have 2 gongfu sessions which were remarkably similar to western steepings.

The tea was cooling in general but I didn’t get any upfront menthol, nor berry.

Because of your comment, I opened my packet of What-Cha’s Yu Chi Assam yesterday for comparison. What you got out of that tea is waaay different than what I did.

If anything, this tea reminds me most of Whispering Pines Premium Taiwanese Assam but lacking oomph. I do look forward to your review :)

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