41 Tasting Notes
This is my second experience with a Japanese Black, I had tried Rishi’s Sakura Black before. I don’t get the similarity to a China Black, if anything its closest to a Fujian but its much bolder. The tea initially is tannic but it subsides as it cools and actually becomes smooth. There becomes a sweetness almost of plum juice with the bite of an artichoke. I had only ordered a sample of this, but it is worth ordering a whole bag.
I tend to really enjoy lychee black teas, but this one kind of fell flat. The lychee is overpowering almost too sweet to drink at a hot beverage. Dissapointed in this tea I headed to Steepster to see if maybe I had been brewing it wrong, so I tried it iced and it was MUCH better. Something about this tea hot isn’t quite right, however it makes a delicious iced tea.
Tastes more like a Taiwanese oolong, its great! Full review here: http://www.examiner.com/review/peony-tea-s-phoenix-dancong-heavenly-fragrance-review
Nice Floral tea, sweet aroma. Got 7 infusions out of it. Check out my full review http://exm.nr/MnTWux