6 Tasting Notes
Think I’ve only tasted about 6-7 different Oolongs.
If it had been a blind tasting, I would have sworn it was a black tea.
I tasted dark berries, baked goods and the first infusions have a slight medicinal bitterness at the back of the tongue.
A thoroughly enjoyable session. And the first time in several days that I have sat and enjoyed my tea gongfu.
Been with the family the last few days, ate way too good and way too much. So when I got home in the afternoon I drank shu grandpa style. And the stomach has enjoyed it.
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Had the tea yesterday afternoon as I had just started the weekend. Normally I don’t drink tea in the afternoon as it usually affects my sleep at night.
In Denmark, we have had a long period of heat and no rain, so everything is very dry. But yesterday while I was drinking the rain was on its way.
I don’t know if it affected the tea, but it had a freshness I don’t think I’ve experienced in a Sheng before, with the perfect amount of bitterness.
What made this session special for me was that I have NEVER drank through it so quickly. 6 g/90ml and 15 infusions in 1 hour and 15 minutes. And the energy was never overwhelmed, just uplifted. The perfect tea to kick off the weekend.
I’ll start by saying that I don’t drink a lot of black tea. Buys mostly tea that is suitable for storage.
The lid of my gaiwan smelled of flowers after the first infusion. Don’t ask me which ones, I’m not a botanist.
The wet leaves smelled of baked goods with a dark undertone.
Tea reminded me of cake my grandmother and mother used to bake in the 70s and 80s. Lightly spicy and a little bit of cinnamon.
The 5th and 6th infusion had a little smoke.
Funny how tastes and smells can bring back memories. All the way through I sat and thought about my childhood.
The energy was very subtle. It came quietly. And was meditative.
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Flavors: Cake, Flowers, Smoked