98 Tasting Notes
This teapot is dedicated to black teas only. Holds heat really well and the craftsmanship is absolutely superb. I also love the artistry in this teapot a great deal. The pot has a crisp metallic ring when the lid is lifted slightly and gently dropped. This is one of three teapots I purchase from MissTeapots and all of them are of amazing quality. Highly recommend this seller!
I don’t think I could live without this boiler. My wife wanted to borrow mine for a month and I didn’t hesitate to immediately (and I mean overnight) buy another one. Do I regret having two? NOPE! Never out of water to brew tea and I can set each at different temps when I want to switch from Puerh to Oolong tea on a whim. Love this thing!
The dry leaves have a sweet green, grass, apple scent.
Wet leaves have a pleasant green oolong scent
Only time for one steeping. :(
Feel like I should have steeped this longer.
Color: Pale green. Very light flavor, a little sweetness to it like honeydew. Bit of a grassy note, but not in a bad way. A good oolong, but nothing to write home about in this steeping. I’ll try again tomorrow with a longer steep.
Flavors: Cut Grass, Melon
Aroma of the wet leaves is a mellow and pleasant mango. I’m sure I’m noting this because the cranberry black tea I had yesterday had an overpowering almost unnatural aroma to the wet leaves.
1st Steeping (3 min): Color – light amber. Aroma – subtle mango. Taste – Smooth blend of black tea and mango with neither overpowering the other. Has some fruity, floral notes going on. Pleasant dry finish. Really like that the taste of the black tea is still readily discerned. I probably should have steeped for an additional 30sec to give the flavor of the black tea a little more bite.
2nd Steeping (3.5min): Really balanced tea. I usually don’t like flavored teas because the added scents and flavors usually drown out the taste of the tea, but this one is a wonderful blend with a dry fruity finish
Flavors: Apple, Fruity, Mango, Tea
Ok, I shortened my steeping time just a little bit and man is the is yummy flavored tea. I’m generally not partial to flavored teas, but this one could grow on me. Still not sure I’ll buy it in any large amount, but I won’t hesitate to share a cup if it’s available! :)
The only negative for me is just how powerful the cranberry aroma is in the wet leaves after the first couple of steepings.
Flavors: Apple, Cranberry, Fruity, Plum
Wow, the aroma of the the wet leaves is unreal! Almost over powering when I initially opened the teapot.
First steep: Bit of a tangy note with a dry finish. Has a real fruity taste beyond the obvious cranberry flavor that’s hard to describe. I can detect almonds in the finish. That maybe part of the fruity flavor I’m trying to pin down.
Second steep: Tangy note is gone (perhaps I over steeped a bit on the 1st one) and the fruity note is bright and pronounced with notes of apple and plum. I don’t know that this is one that I’d keep regularly stocked, but it’s really good.
Third steep: That’s REALLY good! I think I should make the first few steepings a bit shorter. Has a nice sweetness to it now. Wonderful fruity flavor with a crisp dry finish and a mellow plum and apple aftertaste.
I’ll have to play around with this tea more. It may actually be better than I gave it credit for.
Flavors: Almond, Cranberry, Fruity, Tangy