33 Tasting Notes
This tea was astounding. I have it both warm and iced. The flashed iced tasted so much like canned peaches and delicious stone fruits. Pineapple and flour and there was so much depth to this tea. The warm had much of the same, this tea had so many flavors going on that it almost felt like it wasn’t even a puerh tea but rather a blend of just random fruits and bakery goods. This tea is definitely worth a buy.
Flavors: Cake, Peach, Pineapple, Plum
The smell from this tea is absolutely incredible. It smells like movie theatre butter popcorn and a deap delicious creaminess; it also smells like matcha pocky. This tea brewed much differently then I would have expected. It tastes very much like that buttery popcorn but with a really bright green top notes. While this tea is not as good as the smell it is still quite tasty.
Flavors: Butter, Green, Popcorn, Sugar
First thing first, I did not enjoy this tea hot. I thought it was relatively mediocre and tasted like a generic black tea. The second stipulation would be that this tea is no longer available so I don’t know what to tell people who want to try this tea. This tea is absolutely delicious flash iced. It has a massive amount of sweetness that did not show up in the hot brew. It has a delicious maltiness that although commonly found in black teas has an extra kick to it that makes it almost taste like a darjeeling. This is a perfect summer tea and something to either make a big pitcher of or flash ice it and have it around throughout the day.
Flavors: Honey, Malt, Spices, Sweet
The smell of the wet leaf from this tea smells a lot like lychee and the first steep tasted as such with quite a bit of mouthfeel. There are honey notes and a quite of ashiness. This tea’s theme is lychee with some nice floral notes in the background. There is a lot of mouthfeel on this tea. Towards the end of this tea’s life it developed into a quite honey sweetness. I would recommend this tea for people who are new to tea. I think it is easily approachable and probably much better at a lower temperature then what I brewed it at.
Flavors: Ash, Floral, Honey, Lychee, Smoke
The dry leaves of this tea smelled strongly of lavender and refined sugar so I was extremely excited to brew this up. First steep had quite a few notes that I have more commonly found in black teas. There was a lot of lavender in this tea and with what seemed like a bit of lemon juice with a sweetness at the end. As I continued steeping there was a certain amount of bitterness and astringency and lemon flavor cooled down. There was a lot more maltiness on the later steeps as well. The sweetness of this tea died down to 0 sweetness. This tea had a nice mouthfeel and coats the tongue nicely. Definitely and interesting tea considering that it is from Kenya and most of the teas that I have seen from Kenya are CTC black teas.
Flavors: Bitter, Lavender, Lemon, Malt, Smoke
The first time I brewed this tea I didn’t quite know what to expect. I had heard much about how this tea was processed and I was excited to try something that was pretty unique. Along with being from Taiwan which is probably my favorite tea making region. The first time I steeped this I went crazy and went with a 6g/70mL ratio. The first steeps were incredibly sweet. The front notes just taste like deep baked cherries that were shoved in a pie with a bunch of spices like cinnamon. It reminds me a lot of my mom’s kitchen when she would back in the winter and let me have some warm cider (non-alcoholic). I’ve had this tea many more times and bought a pretty large amount after receiving the small sample I got from my first order at What-cha. Every time I make it those strong baked cherry notes transport me back in time. This tea is delicious at almost every temperature but I think 195 is the best for me. A little cooler you get more fruityness but like smokyness and less spices. Hotter and there is not enough fruitiness and a lot more smokiness.
Flavors: Bread, Cherry, Cinnamon, Honey, Smoke, Spices
I got this tea from the LiquidProust group buy but after trying it I really want to purchase some of this tea just for myself. To me this tea tastes a lot like the GABA Oolong from What-cha. Full of cherry/baked cherry notes a beautiful roast and a little bit of a hint of a black tea. This tea is quite complex and really tasty. It doesn’t have a lot of longevity but the steeps that you do get are quite delicious.
Flavors: Bread, Cherry, Cinnamon, Fruity, Roasted
I got this through LiquidProust’s regional oolong buy. The big notes that I am getting from this is a large amount of honey and orchid flavor. The sent on this tea smells delicious and actually smells like some of the medium roasted teas that I have tried despite it not being roasted.
Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Honey, Orchid, Peach
This is an extremely pleasant tea especially for drinking at night. I think that this tea has a lot of depth but also a lot of bold flavors. The first couple times tasting this tea it brewed with an abundance of chocolate especially in the front notes. After brewing it at both hotter and cooler temperatures the tea also had a lot of interesting floral notes that were extremely pleasant to explore. This tea to my knowledge is only available for purchase in Madison, Wisconsins because I don’t believe that they have an online store or any other locations. If you are in the area I highly suggest you go to their store, drink some tea and pick some up to take home!
Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Floral, Sugarcane, Sweet Potatoes
I received this tea through LiquidProuest’s Oolong Group Buy. I have to say this is delicious. I have been drinking this tea for hours now and it is relentless. The tea took quite a bit in order for it to fully loosen up but once it did it didn’t want to stop. I did a whole tab which ended up weighing around 12g in a 150mL gaiwan. The first steeps came out surprisingly strong despite the fact that the brick itself had not loosened up one bit. I think this is a really interesting and nice tea to have around especially to break out if you have any friends that are also into tea.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Honey, Mineral, Sweet