4 Tasting Notes

A moderately astringent Tamil green with strong notes of citrus and mint on the nose the latter especially in the freshly brewed leaves. Some sort of lingering herbal or medicinal and gently fruity aftertaste. There’s no associated harvest date best I can tell so the general subtlety of the flavors may just be age but they’re certainly subtle.

Flavors: Astringent, Citrus, Eucalyptus, Mint

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 4 OZ / 125 ML

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An affordable taste of a Nan Jian ripe pu-erh with a full, sweet body. Beautiful dark amber liquor. Very light sour notes on the nose nearly overwhelmed by shortbread or some other sweet baked note especially in the leaf after brewing.

I did find a small piece of what I’m pretty sure was charcoal in the cake which accounts for some of the smoke. I’ve only just started going through it and will update if it’s a recurring problem.

Flavors: Cookie, Metallic, Roasted, Smoke, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 125 ML

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85

Smooth, very lightly sweet and very lightly tannic. Very notable honeydew aftertaste that hardly shows up on the nose and a hint of green apple now and then

Flavors: Floral, Green Apple, Honeydew, Melon

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 4 OZ / 125 ML

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70

Very delicate sweet corn/vegetal flavor with a light umami aftertaste. Honestly, it may be a little too delicate for my own palate but it’s definitely pleasant.

Flavors: Corn Husk, Peas, Sweet, Umami, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 4 OZ / 125 ML

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