502 Tasting Notes
I’mma say this is the tea I’ve sipped down. This is more green tasting that I would prefer. I got a lot of vegetal notes – green bean and spinach. But also buttery and sweet. Very different flavors in the same steep and not ones I’d want paired together.
Western, 190-205F, 2 min -ish
Flavors: Butter, Green Beans, Spinach, Sweet, Vegetal
Sipdown at work. Drinking raws has gone so much better for me since I stopped trying to boil them.
190-195F, shibo, 1 rinse
15s – apricot, sugary (more as it cools), creamy, lingering minty cooling aftertaste.
several steeps after this but no new notes
I did find this last session to be more enjoyable.
Flavors: Apricot, Creamy, Mint, Sugar, Vegetal
From the Nov 2018 tea club – sipdown
I was a little scared to try this. But I think the delay caused the roast level to die down. It wasn’t bad, but it didn’t have a lot of variation for me. Solid roast and earth, not the roast – sour I sometimes get. Consistent for with both gaiwan and western.
Flavors: Earth, Roasted
Sipdown for a tea that didn’t make it into my cupboard.
Boiling, 2-3 minutes
Super light even at high temperatures. Soft and creamy. A little bit of vanilla and honey. Of the two whites I ordered from Mandala, I like the other one ‘White Night’ better. I like my white teas to be a little more robust and not so delicate.
Flavors: Creamy, Honey, Vanilla
Spring 2018 tea
I steep my white teas hotter than most of them call for at 205F. I find I like them better at the higher temperature. Time 2-3 min each steep.
I like this tea, but it’s not very complex. It’s soft and thick, heavy in the mouth. I get creamy lemon and some vanilla. I really enjoyed the creaminess of the tea. Taste is consistent throughout all three steeps.
Flavors: Creamy, Lemon, Thick, Vanilla
This tea is technically Jun Chiyabari – Organic. I don’t feel like adding another tea to the database. Purchased at the 2019 Midwest Tea festival.
I went through this tea quickly. I drank most of it at work. Solid black tea with no real distinct flavors that I remember. I wrote malt on the packaging? Sipdown
I put off trying this tea for a few years because I though it was smoked. I hate the heavily smoked versions of this tea.
This one though is very good and I taste no smoke at all.
205F, 2-4 min, at work
Very fruit forward – cherry, berry, bright; little bit of malt, caramel, and smooth. I’m torn between savoring and drinking it quickly. Berry aftertaste lingers on after each sip. This was a great tea!
Flavors: Berry, Caramel, Cherry, Fruity, Smooth