89 Tasting Notes
My one-liner for this tea would be In-your-face malty & astringent.
It didn’t seem so bad when I took the first sip, which was mainly a bready malty sweetness with a full mouthfeel in the top to mid notes, but the end notes are drying and astringent.
The full intensity in the first infusion is quite something – enough to wake me up of a sleep deprived stupor. But wait patiently for the second infusion which is perfect – a balance of malty yet mild sweetness; astringency & dryness much reduced
Flavors: Astringent, Drying, Malt, Yeast
My first green puer cake…excited and yet nervous about messing any of the prep up.
Read through the website, did my first 15 sec steep, so this is the second infusion of 20 sec steep. Its very light, some faint barnyard notes and vegetal notes.
Third infusion is definitely getting more intense in colour, did this for 30 sec steep. Flavour is more potent, also beginning to feel some dryness at the end.
Out of curiosity I tasted the first infusion that you’re supposed to discard…and yep, its definitely not meant to be drank at all :P Very barnyard-y and nothing else.
Remaining infusions to be continued separately…
Flavors: Barnyard, Green, Vegetal
Second infusion report: The sweetness is definitely more muted, but still no denying that intense maltiness in the flavour. Astringency is more pronounced this round, thats the downside of it. I couldn’t stop smelling the tea and the leaves though…reminds me of malt chocolate drinks like Horlicks.
Flavors: Chocolate, Malt, Sweet
Had a sample of this tea today. The dry leaf didn’t smell remarkable to me, but once steeped, the leaves smell intensely malty, similar to how a craft brewery smells.
The tea liquid was a heady mix of sweet, malty, almost milky flavour. The fullness of the flavour just hits you in the face like…a cashmere scarf – in a good way, not like the way other hard objects do :P
The only thing I didn’t like about this tea was the finish, it felt somewhat dry and astringent. Still, that didn’t stop me from making 2 infusions.
Flavors: Malt, Sweet Potatoes, Yeasty
TGIF! Definitely made a healthy dent in this stash this week – I’m a little sad I left it at work now, gotta find another tea while I’m working this weekend. The more I drink it, the more I notice the chocolate notes, its interesting how a tea develops in your perception of it each time you drink it.
Steeped a teapot of this for the weekly Sunday Netflix binge. I added more chrysanthemum separately to supplement the lack of it in this ‘blend’. Had a heavy turkey dinner tonight (bought 2 turkeys on sale during the holidays so this was to use up the last one…lol). This was great to wash it down, including the dessert of vanilla mochi ice cream.
Really easy, drinkable tea. Its kind of like green tea aromatherapy since the pineapple is purely flavour with no chunks. See previous note on this tea.
Water wasn’t as hot as I’d like but still made a decent cup of tea, at least i could drink it right away. Trying to finish this tea as its one of the older ones in my cupboard.