83 Tasting Notes
Smell Of wet leaves Woodsy. Earthy, cedary notes
Flavor/Aroma Smooth. Woodsy. Balsa/cedar-wood taste. Leathery notes on the finish. Warming Cha-Qi
This is one of my first sheng/pure Pu-Erh teas. It was very smooth tasting, with a silky mouth feel. It was really hard to pick out the nuances (since i’m new to tea drinking and pu-erhs in general..I find it VERY HARD to describe the tastes i’m experiencing and put it into words..it’s difficult to TASTE tea ;) of the tea and compare it to something. Describing tea is very similar to expressing how you feel when you listen to your favorite song/music.!! Sometimes it’s an inner experience that’s hard to bring to the surface!! The Earthy /woodsy (very mild) quality of this tea was very comforting and warming!! Besides the fact that it had a very discernible “Cha Qi” ( I have been reading alot about Cha Qi..does anyone have anymore information about it??)…warming , then energizing, then relaxing,, intriguing indeed ;) This is a tea that is probably very good for beginners into the Pu-erh Path…it wasn’t overly “Earthy” and it had a very silky quality that is quite pleasurable and comforting!!
Love this tea!! :) Trying to find other companies that sell “Jasmine dragon pearls” ..I really enjoy the fresh light floral taste of this tea :) Anyone recommend some good companies (trying to get away from “Teavana” ..they are of medium quality , and over commercialized!!) that sell good/higher quality “Jasmine Pearls”??
Even though I don’t really like “Chocolatey teas” (too sweet or artificial tasting sometimes) , this is a very good Chocolate/Oolong with subtle notes of coconut!! The smokey notes of the Oolong blend very well with the chocolate and Coconut. Very warm and inviting taste that has a very tropical feeling without being over the top “Chocolatey” !!
For anyone looking for an excellent way to infuse their teas with the simplest of ease ….. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this infuser!!!! It works amazingly well for multiple infusions of green, white, and especially Pu-erh teas (the leaf stays in better/ more pristine condition, because the water is drained away from the tea leaf, keeping it in better condition for the next infusion)!! The plastic brewing chamber is made of a non-reactive BPA free plastic that doesn’t retain any aromas and does’t get “stained” with any color from repeated brewing sessions. I only use mine for more pure flavored teas and use my Teavana “Perfectea” (which is on it’s last legs) for more heavily flavored teas (chocolate,strawberry, etc)!! When I sweeten tea, I ONLY use “Stevia Clear” http://www.sweetleaf.com/products/sweet-drops-products to sweeten it and I put 5-10 drops in the bottom half (the glass part) of the “Piao” infuser before pressing the button to properly release the tea and mix the infusion/sweetener into the bottom chamber!! Being under $50.00,.. it makes tea of “cleaner/sharper” taste and better flavor quality (with ease of cleaning as well) than my $150+ Tetsubin (Cast Iron ) Very Highly Recommended
Thanks to Bonnie for this very generous sample and many others I have yet to try
I was suprised when I tasted this Pu-erh! It tasted more like a white tea! When brewed the water (I was going to brew this “gaiwan style” but when I measured 6 grams on my scale it looked like a LOT of tea..but for western style it only needed 1.5 teaspoons..why is that? how come so much for a small 4oz gaiwan??) is almost clear and it takes awhile for the buds to “open up” a little bit. This tea had a very strange camphor/piney note which I can’t accurately describe, it wasn’t unpleasant..just different for my tastes. It had a very sweet, sugary aftertaste and the piney/earthy note lasted until the 5th infusion. This is my second verdant tea and I have to say that they have an extremely high quality of product!! I will definitely be purchasing from them again !!