8 Tasting Notes
The Jasmine Puerh by Discover Teas is definitely one to steep a few times. On the first steep, the leaves had not fully opened, and I was tasting a very strong jasmine flavor with earthy pu erh undertones. As I continued to steep, the pu erh flavor diminished and a wonderfully smooth jasmine green was uncovered. The leaves continued to open more even at the sixth and seventh steep! A small amount goes a long ways. A great pu erh for pu erh beginners. It is also VERY hard to oversteep this. I did three minutes for the first steeping, but increased the steep time with each, and eventually went up to 6 minutes.
The Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose Festival is a delightfully light and naturally sweet tea that’s one of my go-to teas on a hot afternoon. The fruit and floral notes are clear and crisp without overpowering the always enjoyable Japanese sencha base. To top it off, it’s as enjoyable iced as it is hot!
Contrary to what another taster has stated, the flavor of this tea actually comes from popped brown rice, not popped corn. The tea leaves are a Japanese style sencha. This is my go-to green for rainy days. Very comforting and relaxing.