This sits very lightly on the tongue, but packs a punch with strong flavors. It also leaves a wonderful airy feeling in the palette.
“This sits very lightly on the tongue, but packs a punch with strong flavors. It also leaves a wonderful airy feeling in the palette.” Read full tasting note
“Light earthy with a good ash -like bitterness” Read full tasting note
“A beautiful tea with more complexity than any Lapsang Souchong I’ve ever had. Light floral notes with a deep earthiness, and leaf(s) you a feeling of airiness. Quite nice.” Read full tasting note
“Can I just say it’s yummy? :P Reminds me of Golden Needle from Yunnan Sourcing.” Read full tasting note
One of Fujian’s most prestigious and beautiful teas, Golden Beautiful Eyebrow is a lapsang souchong that thrives at over 7000 feet in the Wuyi Mountains. Tender full leaves and buds are dried over pine wood, imbuing it with a distinct smoky character.
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This is unlike any Lapsang Souchong I have ever tasted, and I wondered if the labeling was correct as there was no smokiness to the dried leaves and barely a hint in the brew. It is definitely a nice tea, with beautiful small twisted leaves and sweet aroma. To my senses it smells of honey and hops, very pleasantly reminiscent of a late summer day. Maybe even aroma of honey locust and hay. Very, very faint hint of smokiness in later steeps — not at all like the “strong smoky flavor with a smooth finish” stated on the label.
This sample was received as part of the January ’15 Steepster select box, and I do wonder if tea direct from Silver Needle tea Co. has these same characteristics, or whether another tea was substituted.
Flavors: Honey, Hops, Smoke
I don’t know if I’m doing this tea right. I don’t detect any smokiness at all (which, honestly, isn’t a bad thing to me; I don’t usually go in for lapsang souchongs because of the smokiness), and it tastes a lot like another tea from another Select box. It’s malty and earthy, with a light sweetness after the liquor’s swallowed.
From the January ’15 Select box.
Edit: It tastes like Red Jade from Eco-Cha.
Flavors: Earth, Malt