40 Tasting Notes
I will admit, I have yet to find my Indian tea. I have been trying for the last couple weeks to find some Indian tea that I really like but have fallen short multiple times. However, with that being said, this tea is pretty good!
Most Indian tea is simply too bitter for me but this tea is mixed with caramel and lemon which makes it more enjoyable. I do understand that George Orwell would beg to differ and most likely find this tea offensive because it isn’t as pure a plain Darjeeling but I enjoy it.
This tea is smooth, full, malty and becomes more sweet with additional steeps. I would recommend not going over two steeps.
Flavors: Caramel, Lemon, Malt, Smooth
I am still searching for my black tea and unfortunately this is not it. I can’t really put my finger on the flavors in this tea that bother me, but I don’t care for this tea. The vanilla is okay but the black tea isn’t my favorite.
I tried mixing the tea with some almond milk but the almond milk actually overpowered the black tea. I think that is because the tea isn’t actually that strong so when you combine it with sugar or milk you have to be careful.
I am not saying you shouldn’t try this tea or that you wont like this tea because you honestly might like it a lot. It simply just isn’t for me.
This is the first Pu-erh tea I have purchased, but not the first I have tasted. Overall, I really enjoy this tea. The smell is a little odd at first. Many of my friends wont try this tea simply because the smell. It is almost like a creek full of fish in the spring….I could see how this smell might not be everyones “cup of tea”…..like we haven’t heard that one before.
This brews a very dark and full cup. The color is actually more like a black red / cherry red. The taste is earthy, smooth, and a little smokey.
I would highly recommend using a Gaiwan to brew this and not a large tea pot. This tea will produce a variety of flavors throughout the brewing process and you will miss a lot of that if you only brew one large pot. For example, the first brew is can be a bit crisp and refreshing almost. Then after you continue to brew I noticed a more smooth and full flavor, even smokey. After the 5th or 6th I really started to notice some of the wood-like flavors. My throat even reacted a little different throughout the process.
I brewed this anywhere from 30 sec to 3:00 min. Each will give you a different flavor and enjoyment!
Flavors: Earth, Smoke, Smooth, Wood
Awesome green tea! I was taken back by the size of these leafs but it makes sense once you learn that it is flattened after it is pan-fired. Thankfully I asked the helpful gentlemen at Happy Lucky’s how I should brew this because I wouldn’t have done it right.
Apparently you simply add the tea to the water unfiltered! You can also eat the leafs when you are drinking for some extra flavor. Leafs are little bitter for my liking but overall still unique and good.
This tea is light, sweet, and smooth. Probably my favorite green tea out of China that I have currently tasted. It is a little on the expensive side…. $7.00/OZ or something like that. Don’t let that shy you away! GO FOR IT! DO IT!
Flavors: Floral, Green, Smooth, Sweet