I’ve decided that “Fengqing” isn’t my favorite black tea. There is something about them that just isn’t for me. Oh well – always happy to try things when an awesome teafriend sends them to you. Thanks Sil
“I’ve decided that “Fengqing” isn’t my favorite black tea. There is something about them that just isn’t for me. Oh well – always happy to try things when an awesome teafriend sends them to you. ...” Read full tasting note
“I like this tea. It isn’t spectacular but nice. Has no bitterness or astringency. Nice honey, maltiness flavor. I really like this company and some of their teas are my favorites. This isn’t bad...” Read full tasting note
“I feel like none of these What-Cha teas are what I’m used to. I don’t really expect them to be how they are. Don’t take that in a bad way, for the oolongs it was a bit disappointing. But for these...” Read full tasting note
“This came to me from Marzipan and it is nummy! Hay, molasses, lovely golden and brown leaves, faint tobacco or smoke hints. I’m not sure which but they are not unpleasant. I will probably...” Read full tasting note
- Honey aroma
- Very smooth with no bitterness or astringency
- Sweet taste with malt and butterscotch hints
Origin: Yunnan, China
Company description not available.
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I like this tea. It isn’t spectacular but nice. Has no bitterness or astringency. Nice honey, maltiness flavor. I really like this company and some of their teas are my favorites. This isn’t bad by any means, but they have some I like better.
I feel like none of these What-Cha teas are what I’m used to. I don’t really expect them to be how they are. Don’t take that in a bad way, for the oolongs it was a bit disappointing. But for these black teas, It’s kinda a pleasant surprise.
I’m expecting them to be more like the black teas I’ve had before, but they’ve proven themselves to be different. My What-Cha order is beginning to be quite the experience. xD
I think i was expecting this to be more like honey and that’s about it, but I was wrong. The stronger flavor of the two I tasted was malt, and the weaker one, honey. But not the kind of really sweet honey that would almost give you a sweet potato flavor. It’s the kind of honey that is just sweet enough to not make it all just thick and malty. If that makes sense xD
I really enjoy this one. This was the last tea I bought 50g of. And again, definitely not a waste of money! :D
Flavors: Honey, Malt, Smooth
Thank you, Marzipan for the lovely sample of this tea.
I decided I wanted a black tea this afternoon. Maybe it would give me a little pep? I dunno. Not sure what I was thinking.
But I picked this one out of the bag of samples Marzi sent me.
The dry leaf smells soooooo sooooo yummy.
And after infusing? Even better.
This tea tastes outstanding. Rich and almost sweet. Delicious.
This is something I didn’t used to like in tea, but now I’ve come to truly appreciate, and perhaps even love.
Yum, this tea is delightful! I brewed this in a glass teapot and you should have seen all of the little golden tea hairs floating around in there. So lovely.
This is a nice hearty tea. Not necessarily strong, just substantial. Malty with honeyed sweetness and a bit of that sweet potato thing I find in many Chinese blacks. Everything you would think a Yunnan should be. So glad I picked up 50g instead of a sample size.
Flavors: Honey, Malt, Sweet Potatoes
The biggest issue with this tea is that I can’t remember the name to save my life. Ok, maybe that’s an issue with ME, which makes this tea AWESOME.
I blame Cheri, because I opened my previously sealed package of this so I could send her a sample, then I spent the rest of the afternoon thinking about how good it smelled. Now I have had it for every cup since.
It’s a total fairy dust tea, you know that brown Yunnan dust? What is that anyway? Oh right, it’s tea crack. Right.
Malty, hearty, hug in a cup. You should buy this NAO. It does make my husband look at me funny because I say, “MMMMM” after every drink.
What-Cha is a small business in the UK that has some very interesting and unique offerings for tea drinkers. I am a true fan of of most quality Yunnan teas, and this tea is certainly one of those.
Surprisingly, the dry leaf wasn’t actually as tippy as I though it would be, considering the fragrance coming off the leaf! The dry leaf is long and twist…the kind that won’t stay in the teaspoon and you’re never quite sure that you’re measuring properly because it won’t go IN the teaspoon. But I’m not going to complain about that quality in any tea! Notes of cocoa, apricot and yam were gentle but present in the dry leaf. Wet, the leaf is long and beautiful, leaving a golden amber liquor in the cup.
This tea has the same wonderful notes that make me a true fan of teas from this region: dark cocoa, earthy sweet potato skin, a touch of raisin….but this tea also has a woodsy note that some Yunnans have. It’s the taste that reminds me of long-forgotten secret places and old trees that should be visited with reverence. The earthy yam skin and cocoa notes give this tea a beautiful base to balance the raisin and woodsy note on. There is a slight apricot top note, but the strength in this tea lies in it’s deeper notes. Overall this is a well balanced cup of tea, with no astringency and a medium well-rounded mouthfeel that is worthy of a tea drinkers favorite thing….quiet contemplation and enjoyment.