40 Tasting Notes
Got lots of steeps out of this one compared to India blacks, but not as many as from a Yunnan. Didn’t keep close count though. Pleasing, with predominantly woodsy and malty tones. Light toffee and cacao notes with some astringence. Even oversteeped this did not get bitter.
Flavors: Cacao, Malt, Toffee, Wet Wood
This was a sample in one of my Dachi subscription boxes. Delicious, delightful white tea! The leaves are rolled into long ovals and remind me of rustic jewelry beads. Dachi’s notes about lemon, cucumber and steamed vegetables are right on. Around steep five the characteristic light but penetrating, fine floral notes that I associate with many white teas appeared. I love those steeps. From start to finish, a joy to drink.
Flavors: Cucumber, Floral, Lemon, Vegetal
The aroma of this tea reminds me of eating a traditional American breakfast. Pancakes, maple syrup, sausage links. The taste also has the sweet, savory, salty going on. The liquid is round and rolls appealingly across the tongue. Really a pleasure to drink.
Flavors: Maple Syrup, Pastries, Salt, Spicy, Wet Rocks
This tea has a complex, sophisticated set of flavors. Definitely some dark sugar, but I would go with the more mineral and grainy taste of sucanat rather than muscovado. Candied lemon peel at the back of the sip, and eggy custard at the middle. Really, really enjoying it. I keep sniffing my empty cup between steeps.