509 Tasting Notes
Sipdown. I wanted to wait until I had milk since it needed it last time. But I didn’t end up using any.
It’s retained flavoring really well as this is old. Whiskey, honey, creamy.
200F, 2min – no milk, it’s pretty underleafed – not enough left.
This might be the best this tea has ever tasted. Maybe the age smoothed out the astringency I was getting from the Ceylon? I don’t know. I really enjoyed this cup of tea, but it won’t be a repurchase.
Flavors: Cream, Honey, Whiskey
The other one – Roasted Dragonwell. Experimental Liquid Proust from May 2016.
2min, 180F – roasted, hint of sweetness, sour nuts – light. Kind of a bad aftertaste.
I’m making progress on both drinking down my green tea and avoiding adding too many more teas to my stash!
Flavors: Nuts, Roasted, Sour, Sweet
Roasted Sencha – received from Liquid Proust at the 2016 Midwest Teafest as an experiment.
2min, 180F – roast, sweet sour chestnuts, green arugula, drying and coating.
It’s interesting and of the two (this and roasted dragonwell), I like this one better.
Flavors: Chestnut, Green Apple, Lettuce, Nuts, Roasted, Sour
Another from the swap with DelightfulKiwi – sorry that I took so long to drink this. Same age as the last tea, with the same rate of deterioration of the tea.
The whole sample at 185F, 1:30.
Light taste, light color, light green something – I am unable to determine what this tastes like. Lettuce? Bok choi or cabbage?
No rating due to age.
Flavors: Green, Lettuce
From a swap in 2016 with DelighfulKiwi –
Sipdown. I used the whole amount sent. 5g
I’m far past the best time for this tea as the leaves are more grey than green.
190F, 1min – green, small lingering sweetness, muted hint of nut, but unfortunately most of the flavor is gone due to age.
Flavors: Green, Nuts
Anxi Benshan Oolong from Little Woods
Bought this for work. I was disappointed with the flavor of this tea. Do I not like green oolongs anymore or is this tea not good? Turns out I wasn’t letting it steep for long enough….oops. Still, not the best tea. I still like green oolongs, but not this one. 70