5 Tasting Notes
There are very few teas that achieve what’s basically staple status for me, but this is one of them. It’s tangy and citrusy, and what’s not to love about that deep pink color? The best part, though, is the distinct cooling flavor of the eucalyptus that just totally makes this tea for me. A great anytime tea, but especially good for those under the weather days.
Flavors: Citrus, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Sweet, Tangy
Buttery mouthfeel. The characteristic orchid notes are present, though always fleeting, and layered with faint toasty and spice notes. The floral notes popped in the third steep, but disappeared by the fourth. Very planty, minerally fourth steep; the fifth was just sad leaf juice. It’s a good tea, but I’ve had better pouchongs, and I’m not sure it’s worthy of its “Masters Collection” status/price.
Received this as a sample in a recent order and was not expecting to fall in love. Made this in my gaiwan and got three delicious steeps out of it; easily could’ve gotten a few more had it not been dinner time (not exactly the beverage of choice for pairing with deep dish pizza!). Can’t say I noticed any difference between each cup, but that isn’t to say it’s a bad thing because it most definitely isn’t, not with its consistent notes of lemongrass and honey.
Definitely one I would keep in mind to order later as I need more to spend some quality time with. Could totally see this one being elevated to staple status.
Flavors: Citrus, Honey, Lemongrass
This one reminded me of plain popcorn, predominant in both the scent and flavor, but there’s a lot more to this tea. Early steeps had a faint aroma that reminiscent of dried cherries; subtle flavors of orchid and cinnamon with a lingering aftertaste of homemade bread. Following this through 6 steeps, the latter half became sweet and mild. A deliciously toasty tea–perfect for those who don’t want an aggressively floral oolong.
Flavors: Bread, Cinnamon, Dried Fruit, Orchid, Popcorn
A gorgeous light, fragrant, somewhat sweet tea whose flavor is a dance of orchid and soft vegetal notes, both always present regardless of which one’s leading. Compared to similar teas I’ve had, I’m surprised by how long the aftertaste of this one lingers on the palate and how the floral notes last clear into six steeps (first steep at 30 seconds and adding 10 seconds to each subsequent steep).
Flavors: Orchid, Sweet