38 Tasting Notes
Included as a sample with a larger White2Tea purchase.
Pre-Infusion: Incredible aroma. Predominant lychee & caramel notes. Quick inhale oddly reminds me of sweet chewing tobacco (Red Man Golden Blend) that instantly transports me back in time.
Post-Infusion: Did a quick 1 min steep at 200F (didn’t have time for the full gong fu style progression). Leaves lend a distinct sweet and smooth aroma, rounding out a bit from the strong pre-infusion scent. Liquor is light amber, sweet, floral, and smooth. Lychee, raisin, and chestnut. Sweetness and mouthfeel linger. Really delightful tea.
Flavors: Chestnut, Lychee, Raisins, Tobacco
Picked this tea up yesterday at Special-Teas Etc in Volant, PA. Great little store. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. They also had a quite an extensive selection of their own blends, Rishi, and Octavia. This particular Ti Kuan Yin is very light and floral.
Interesting stuff. I’m a huge fan of Kukicha, so when Samovar sent me this free sample of Kuki Yerba Mate I couldn’t wait to brew some up. It has quite an interesting flavor profile. Very earthy and deep. Hints of sweetness stand out occasionally.
Ah Wuyi Dark Roast…. a staple in my collection. My go-to afternoon oolong. This stuff is the bees knees. Smokey, sweet, earthy. All the flavors that a tea should have. Fantastic once again. Multiple infusions with steep times between 35 seconds to a full minute.