491 Tasting Notes
The last few steeps of this went better than my initial review. It’s still not one that I would want to buy again. It was a weird tea overall. I didn’t care for the edible silver – it didn’t add anything to the experience and the silver leaf got everywhere! The pine flavor mellow out some (or I got better adding less).
I didn’t get any of the white tea flavor from this. It was drowned out by the jasmine.
Apple, pine, jasmine, glitterfest = silver everywhere in the tea, stuck to my strainer, in the cup, etc…
I bumped my rating a little as it was a little better flavor blended in the following cups.
Flavors: Apple, Jasmine, Metallic, Pine
208F for 2min at 12 oz
While this tea was steeping, all I could smell was hot chocolate and dark chocolate. The taste as less intense than the smell. It still tasted like hot chocolate, but was less sugary than that drink.
Very comforting and satisfying tea. Great chocolate flavor. I got two steeps out of the leaves. One of the better chocolate teas out there. Raising the rating.
Though I had White2Tea’s Sugar Rush last night that was also chocolaty, but much more sugary. I wonder what would happen if I mixed these two together?
Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Dark Chocolate
7.3g (2 waffles), 100ml gaiwan, 205F
rinse – thick
8s-thick, musty floral
5s- frutier, hint of bitterness
Long lasting fruit aftertaste. not sure how much I like this though I have more to play with. Thinking about running this at 195F to see how it goes.
Flavors: Bitter, Drying, Floral, Fruity, Musty, Thick