35 Tasting Notes
This might just be THE perfect tea. I love the tastes, the aromas and especially the way it steeps. With the same timing your first few steeps are gonna be light wulong and then it will go darker and darker until you reach almost black tea color and taste. I love the way I can make this tea however I want. If I feel like I want it dark I just leave it in a while longer and it comes out perfectly.
That awkward moment when you drink the tea and you double check that the tea you steeped comes from the box you think it comes. That was kind of the feeling while drinking this, cause it tasted NOTHING like Da Hong Pao should.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a solid tea – great package, nice looking leaves, good smell of them, nice coloring, good taste, sweet aftertaste, gets lots of steeps…but what this tea is not is Da Hong Pao. It tastes chestnuty which is more in the Tieguanyin area of teas than Da Hong Paos.
I’m not a world class tea expert, but this is simply in a COMPLETELY different world than Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) of Verdant tea. It’s like comparing coke to orange juice – they are both good but they are not even remotely similar.
This is the 3rd tea I got recently from Teavivre and they have all been great and this one is no exception. It has a rich aroma, sweet taste and a wonderful freshly sweet aftertaste.
I was able to make 6 perfectly tasting steeps and the 7th one was mildly tasting so I threw leaves away after it. Steep duration varied from 1 min to 3 min.
Got a sample of this one with my recent purchase and all I can say is: WOW. I’m really starting to fall for wulongs. It has so many notes that it’s really hard to describe. It has a great smell, kind of spicy (but lovely) taste and wonderful rich aftertaste. Gotta order it ^^