I enjoyed the Jasmine tea and the white tea, which tasted like incense smells. The green tea tasted like spinach and the oolong didnt taste like much. The fermented tea tasted like cut grass. The Cardamom Ceylon black tea didnt have a strong flavor at first but with sweetener, the cardamom really pops. I had hoped that I would like tea unsweetened so that I would have a healthy beverage but it is either no strong enough, bitter, or tastes like plant. To be fair, only the cheap store brand tea has been bitter. Any suggestions for teas to try that are more on the fruity, nutty, floral, or spice teas?
Recently tried a batch of new tea leaves (Jade/Oolong) and the first brew was so good, it made me think about sharing it with a larger community.
The flavor profile of Jade is floral, light and slightly sweet.
I did about 4 grams of tea with 300 ml of water (200 degrees F/ 93 C).
Brewed for about 4 minutes.
I wish I could upload the smell on this post!
Highly recommend y'all try this tea - also as always, if you're looking to buy, whole leaf single origin is the way to go. I'm doing this gongfu style, so hoping to get another good 5-6 brews out of this.
Also, I'm coming from Reddit, and noticed the tea community here is much smaller than the tea sub.
Hoping this community continues to grow~
I found both the sencha and the corn tea at the same Asian International Market. I doubt it is the highest quality but it is the first japanese green tea I have tried.
I was suprised that none of the thrift stories had any teapots. Coffee machine pots sure, but no teapots. The third antique store had one that was the size I was looking for given I make tea for one.
It was sold to me as a 2011 gushu sheng puerh. Would be grateful for any further information. It's around 80g without the box and heavily compressed. I haven't unwrapped it yet.
Cross-posted from HN
Probably not the best time for this topic as we're heading into cold weather, but...
do you drink cold brew? What teas do you use for cold brew? How long do you steep in the fridge? Do you start with room temp water or cold water?
And how do you guys find Japanese green teas? What are your favourites?
Second time this happened and my favourite one at that :cccc
Exceptionally good, quadruple roasted mountain oolong.
Have you had any exceptional tea today?
In desperate need of caffeine I whipped out the Shrimp Pu-Erh.
What are you brewing today?
For me it's three kinds of oolongs, two pu-erhs, a white cake, and a couple of greens.
For me it was a blend of oolongs aged between 1989 and 1995. It tasted buttery smooth but with a hint of a very dusty attic.
Kicking the day off with some Sheng Pu-Erh. What's your today's steep?
Unless you're doing it wrong by like.. adding sugar or something.
Time for another cup, I had 2 large heaped teaspoons of Gyokuro this morning, now I'll have some China Jasmine.
Nice relaxing and well narrated amateur documentary on tea
I am a big chai fan, UK based, and I'm always on the lookout for a good blend. Tick Tock used to make a delicious vanilla chai rooibos and clipper still make a lovely chai blend.
I wonder if anyone has good recommendations, from any source, either tea bag or loose leaf?
Smells leafy. Almost not bitter at all, sliiightly sour. Overall pretty balanced.I don't have much experience at describing tea but I can tell I like this one :)
I've heard that Raw (sheng) pu-erh, green and sometimes oolong teas are good for hot weather.
Is it true?
Do you have any recommendations or preferences on that?
A bit lighter in taste this time. Still a lovely steep of a good quality oolong.
What's the last oolong your tried? Or are you planning on trying one someday?
A community for anything tea (Camellia Sinensis) related. Rooibos, Yerba Mate and alike welcome!