Today’s session was about African teas. I got some samples from Specialty Tea Ltd and drank some Kilimanjaro black and Usambara green tea.
I tasted the Zhang Ping Shui Xian Floral, which is an unusual oolong tea that was pressed into small bricks and I was pleasantly surprised by the combination of floral sweetness and honey.
A subtle Taiwanese green tea made from the Qing Xin Gan Zi cultivar. This results in an interesting combination of sweetness, roasted nuts and green flavours.
I opened a 2017 batch of Mei Leaf’s Silver Needle (Bai Hao Yin Zhen) and was rewarded with a subtle sweetness of meadow flowers and dry grass.
A second Flush Darjeeling oolong tea that tastes like a black tea with a slice of lemon. Darjeeling Gopaldhara Maharaja is an interesting tea that offers a combination of pleasant flavours.
Tasting session of a high mountain oolong tea from Thailand. The Santikhiri Four Seasons Oolong proved to be a complex floral tea with green notes to it.
Lu An Gua Pian (or Melon Seed) is a delicious green tea with vegetal notes that transform into a soft creaminess. It is Spring in your teapot.
Tasting an organic and unflavoured milk oolong from Curious Tea. It’s a subtle but really delicious oolong tea from Taiwan.
Pleasantly surprised by this black tea from Fujian Province. Sweet cherries with some woodsy notes as well.
2015 Wild Tianjian proves to be a warming tea that goes back and forth between smoked salmon and smoked pinewood. Definitely a top quality dark tea from Anhua.
Tea session of one of the smoothest Sencha green teas from Japan. A steamed green tea with nuttiness and a vegetal flavour profile. Perfect introduction to the joys of Sencha teas.
Tasting a rather unknown Dan Cong oolong tea proves to be the best idea I’ve had in a long time! Buttery asparagus with floral notes: perfect combination!
An atypical green tea from Japan. The combination of tea and popped rice offers a unique flavour profile. Do you like popcorn?
Tea tasting of white2tea’s January 2019 tea club tea. Woody and earthy flavours in combination with medicinal notes.