199 Tasting Notes
Instead of trying to review every tea from the last weekend (I can’t really remember details), I’ll put them here.
1: Bigelow Ceylon Teabag – First of all, yuck. Second of all, why does an airplane only have one kind of tea? I asked the flight attendant for hot tea and asked what kinds they had and she was all “I don’t know. It’s in a bag or something.” _
2: 2006 Jinggu Ripe Dragon Egg Pu-erh – This is a very smooth and lovely shou. Light caramel color, so not as dark as a lot of shous that I’ve had. Overall, a really good tea from the Here’s hoping TTB
3: Blood Orange Pu-erh – I’m not sure which company this was from since I don’t have the bag in front of me.. But this was really good. A nice subtle tang from the blood orange without having that pith taste that a lot of citrus teas have.. Really well balanced. From the Here’s Hoping TTB
4. Lemon Rose Bud (Fusion Teas) – Another from the Here’s Hoping TTB. Really light and flavorful. I’m enjoying the lemon taste even though most lemon teas don’t do it for me. I really like lemon to be in your face. This isn’t tart, but it’s nice and soothing.
Maybe it’s all the other shengs I’ve had recently, but I’m not a huge fan of this. For a young sheng, there’s very little bitterness or astringency. The problem is that there’s not really a pronounced flavor to this tea. It’s kind of watery and boring. Maybe it’ll grow with age, but I wouldn’t recommend having this cake for another few years.