21 Tasting Notes

85

Distinctly herbal, vegetable broth, a little spicy, some lime, some oolongish florality. I’m not usually a big fan of non-Japanese green teas, but this one is excellent. Very distinctive, very unlike any mainland Bi Luo Chun I’ve had, that vivid raw herbal edge is something else. I recommend grandpa-style or pushed hard, it really benefits from strong long brews.

Flavors: Herbal, Lime, Spicy, Vegetable Broth

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85

Delicious fukamushi. Sweeter and fruitier than most, properly thick and opaque, like a green banana and spinach smoothie. Bitterness is below average.

Flavors: Banana, Fruity, Spinach, Sweet, Umami

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82
drank Chiran Sencha by O-Cha.com
21 tasting notes

Great value sencha. Really cloudy, might as well be a fukamushi even though it’s stated to be chumushi. Very nice floral and grassy aroma.

Flavors: Floral, Grassy, Umami

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

68
drank 2023 Snoozefest by white2tea
22 tasting notes

An alright daily drinker. Some fruit in the aroma, but the taste is more vegetal and slightly creamy. Decent upfront sweetness, some minerality, leaves a slight vegetal bitterness. Not particularly complex or interesting, but it does deliver a clean modern raw pu-erh with a decent caffeine punch at a good price. Just don’t expect it to taste like a 40$ cake!

Flavors: Fruity, Mineral, Sweet, Vegetal

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90
drank Naka 2022 by Chen Sheng Hao
21 tasting notes

Really great, balanced young raw. It features an excellent aroma of very sweet apricots and flowers that gets better and more pronounced as the brews go on. Starts more vegetal, and becomes more fruity-sweet. Short, sharp medium bitterness, nice minerals, good complex mouthfeel. Leaves a strong refreshing effect in the mouth and throat and good energy.

Flavors: Apricot, Floral, Mineral, Pineapple, Savory, Sweet, Vegetal

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

Solid classic dianhong, nice for the price. Robust, chocolaty, malty. Great daily black tea.

Flavors: Cocoa, Malt

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88
drank Tanyang Gong Fu by TheTea
22 tasting notes

An excellent robust black tea. Intense notes of cocoa, brown sugar and roasted grain. It leaves a great aftertaste of brown sugar, rum and maybe something like roasted coconut?

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Cocoa, Roasted Barley, Rum

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

68

A pretty basic semi-aged raw with not much complexity. The flavor is mostly woody with some prunes or plums, some upfront sweetness, touches of tree resin and minerality. Just a hint of smoke. Tastes a bit flat overall. Aftertaste is drying-astringent. Kinda meh.

Flavors: Astringent, Mineral, Prune, Resin, Woody

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85

A charming, well-priced raw pu-erh with a unique character.
The taste profile is green and citrusy, with notes of green beans, herbs and lemon. Some hints of honeyed floral. Low to medium bitterness and astringency and some nice mineralic texture. The tea leaves behind a pleasant citrusy aroma in the throat, though without returning sweetness or strong cooling effects. Average endurance and a somewhat relaxing effect.

Flavors: Green Beans, Herbaceous, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mineral, Savory

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

81
drank 2021 Lumber Slut by white2tea
21 tasting notes

A nice robust daily drinker that trades blows with factory offerings in the value department.
It features some of the classic chocolate and vanilla robust ripe flavors, but with more of a focus on woody notes, like a spicy oak wood. There is also a slight smokiness and just a touch of pleasant basement funk on some brews. Some of the smokier brews made me think of a campfire or a scented candle. The leaves seem to indicate a high degree of fermentation.
Overall, a well-balanced ripe with a touch of something extra. Not as challenging as the edgy name might suggest.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Oak, Smoke, Vanilla

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer