91 Tasting Notes
I have some trouble with dancong teas, they just seem to brew very light and delicate for me compared to other wulongs. If any one has any suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong, please let me know. That said, this one is very light, jasmine, rose, roasted barley, pineapple and slightly vegetal.
Another fine tea from Verdant. I swear I do not own stock in that company, they just seem to fine some of the best tea around.
Nose, lychee and peach ( for those who like the Harney Fenghuang Shuixian I would really recommend you try this one ), apricot, sandalwood, jasmine, on the palate much like the nose with more sour citrus notes like yuzu, also light rose and spice. Rather dry but not really astringent, slightly short finish.
OK, so I have only had a few different white teas. This one differs significantly form the others I have tried. Since I am partial to wulong and red tea, for me, this is all to the good.
On the nose I get sea shore, new mown hay, oranges. The palate is very round and full, with light mandarin, clover, kumquat, seaweed, bergamot, all very delicate and nicely balanced. Held up for 8 steepings.
I find this tea to be a really exceptional black. Most black tea taste pretty much the same to me, lots of honey and some savory notes, this one is really different.
On the nose I get berries, yes some honey too, vanilla, and some really nice herbal notes that I just can’t quite name. Palate there is definite strawberry, honey, creme brule, lemon, cassis, and a ncie mineral note, almost like a wulong.
Flavors: Herbaceous, Honey, Lemon, Strawberry, Vanilla
I think there are 2 listings for this tea….so I will repeat the same notes. I love this one, beautifully complex and balanced, the nose I get bourbon ( really good bourbon — Pappy Van Winkle 25 year good ), fresh baked sweet wheat bread, woodyness, and just a bit of dried orange peel. Palate, same bourbon, burnt caramel, same wheat bread but a bit sweeter, roasted barley, some woody flavor. Just wonderful!
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Another beautiful tea. Much more subtle than almost any black tea I have tried. The nose is smokey and earthy much like a delicate pu-erh, with some hints of mandarin and lemon. The palate is also smokey and earthy with caramel, mandarin, juniper berries, lemon, and a light delicate sweetness on the finish. Changes beautifully over several steepings to reveal more fruit and a very light floral element that I just can’t identify.