My 100th review! Yay I’ve made it :D
I drank this one western style last night while I was studying cause I had no time for gongfu and it was delicious so the very next time I had time to drink gongfu I went for this one (I’m gonna drink a lot of tea today, It’s been a stressful few days) It’s quite a different black from the usuals, I’ve only ever had one other purple black tea and I didn’t really get to be in depth with it because it’s my friend’s and I’m excited to get gongfuing,
I’m brewing at 95C in my 120ml gaiwan, the gaiwan is maybe half full of leaf
the dry leaf aroma is very floral with fruity notes of blueberry and blackberry, lots of woodyness and some earth.
The early steep aroma is pretty much the same as the dry leaf, just a bit less fruity
I get notes of potato, grape, blueberry, with a nice medium-thickness body that goes down with a long lingering fruitiness and a slight pleasant sweet sourness, it’s also slightly reminiscent of wine, it’s very very sweet, I don’t get any bitterness or astringency, there’s the tiniest bit of astringency actually, I’m getting a tiny bit of chocolate too, the blueberry notes actually sorta taste like chocolate covered blueberries, floral notes finally show up around steep 6 or 7 in the aftertaste. It’s not the most complex tea, but the flavours are really defined and delicious.
it fades off into like thick grape juice tasting tea, it’s awesome.
I enjoy this lots, it’s actually a really good deal too, it may be a bit boring tasting for people who know more about purple teas, I mean I don’t know anything.
I don’t think I’m going to rate teas anymore it feels.. wrong