527 Tasting Notes
I finished a bunch of stuff at work in the last year and didn’t record it. Going to list them all here and then go update the spreadsheet…
22 hr Dancong – White2Tea club (sipdown)
Sparrow tongue (Apr 2019) – White2Tea club (sipdown)
White Crow 2018 – Bitterleaf (sipdown)
Hot Brandy – White2Tea
Keemun Black (x4) – Little Woods
Creamsicle – Little Woods
Old Tree Assamica Black – Mountain Stream Teas (sipdown)
unlabeled package (label fell off) – Mountain Stream Teas (sipdown)
Fireside – Little Woods
another unlabeled package – who knows?
Nepal Jun Chiyabari ‘Winter Special’ Oolong – What-Cha (sipdown)
daily jinjunmei – White2Tea club (sipdown)
Yunnan Pure Bud Golden Snail Black – What-Cha (sipdown)
Georgia MANNA Black – What-Cha (sipdown)
Shangri-La Oolong – Nepal Tea (sipdown)
Jin Xuan – Floating Leaves (sipdown)
Black Beauty – Mandala Tea (sipdown)
February 23, 2019 26hr roast Milan Dancong Maocha – White2Tea club (sipdown)
Ganlu (Apr 2019) – White2Tea club (sipdown)
Jin Jun Mei Black – Mandala (sipdown)
February 23, 2019 No Roast Milan Dancong Maocha – White2Tea Club (sipdown)
Dragon well – Little Woods
Herbal Sunset – Little Woods
Sipdown. 212F 2min
Solid mid-cherry flavor (not tart, not sweet) when I remember not to overleaf it. Short brew times make for a better cup. Overleafed it becomes too much overall for me. The base is only so-so, sometimes it gets a little astringent.
I must just have hit the sweet spot today. Comforting cup today at work.
Flavors: Cherry, Fruity
I’mma say this is the tea I’ve sipped down. This is more green tasting that I would prefer. I got a lot of vegetal notes – green bean and spinach. But also buttery and sweet. Very different flavors in the same steep and not ones I’d want paired together.
Western, 190-205F, 2 min -ish
Flavors: Butter, Green Beans, Spinach, Sweet, Vegetal
Sipdown at work. Drinking raws has gone so much better for me since I stopped trying to boil them.
190-195F, shibo, 1 rinse
15s – apricot, sugary (more as it cools), creamy, lingering minty cooling aftertaste.
several steeps after this but no new notes
I did find this last session to be more enjoyable.
Flavors: Apricot, Creamy, Mint, Sugar, Vegetal
From the Nov 2018 tea club – sipdown
I was a little scared to try this. But I think the delay caused the roast level to die down. It wasn’t bad, but it didn’t have a lot of variation for me. Solid roast and earth, not the roast – sour I sometimes get. Consistent for with both gaiwan and western.
Flavors: Earth, Roasted