the flavor was rich and buttery. the dark roast leaves the taste buds with subtle notes of popcorn.
I agree with the reviewer who said "for those coffee enthusiasts who want to try out tea and don't want to give up their coffee flavor". That's pretty much it. Stays strong through many, many steeps. The first steep/wash was a little weak, still worth drinking, but after that the color, flavor and aroma all exploded. Beautiful aftertaste, maybe fruit? Maybe some spruce tips? Something bright. I'm new to tea, still struggling to describe what I'm tasting, but whatever it is, in this case it's all good.
i really enjoy this tea.
You can watch Leo’s live review of the dark roast iron goddess oolong here: https://instagram.com/teaandwhisk/live/18091957252202203?igshid=xgd84hnhn143
A dark roasted iron goddess is definitely for those coffee enthusiasts who want to try out tea and don't want to give up their coffee flavor.
6X Royal Jasmine Pearls
Not a big fan of these. First thing I smelled was burnt rubber and I could never get that smell or taste out of my head while drinking .
I've been brewing tea in the gong fu style now for about 4 1/2 years. I have purchased tea from other stores but always come back to Leo. Leo's oolongs NEVER disappoint. He offers high quality teas at a reasonable price, and this Amber Oolong is no different. It is one of my favorites. I brew with a higher temperature, so I don't get the fruity flavors, but I do get the spicy, woodsy notes. We also get many passes on this when using our yixing pot.
This is not the first time I have ordered this tea because I love it so much! In the afternoon, I always take a tea break and this is the perfect tea to just sit and unwind with. The flavor is subtle and delicious.
I'm not the biggest fan of white tea. It has a lot of health benefits that women enjoy but taste wise...eeh. Bai mudan is the best out of all options. The flavor profile is complex and evolving. I used a raw wood fired pot with 180° water and the difference between brews was outstanding. I like it and will be drinking more of it.
I love this tea - the fact that it arrives as a large one piece tea cake makes it extra special! I break off as much as I want to steep and enjoy the perfectly mild and calming brew!!! Will definitely order again!
I was very surprised by this tea and tend to drink it often, the subtle plum taste makes it very tasty and is definitely a great tea to have
I love this tea
I am thoroughly enjoying this tea. My first time using a tea cake. It is as stated a high quality fermented white tea perfect for the novice.
Absolutely love the tea, I just wish it was easier to grind up.
I ordered the same tea from another place prior to this and the product came in a tall glass holder and the tea cakes were smaller (about 15 in total). Each was very strong so every day I would break the tea cake in half and boil that half (still super strong). This tea tastes exactly the same, I’m just not too fond of the size and how it comes shipped. It’s really messy to break a part since it comes as one single cake.
Still love it, just wish it came packaged differently.
For me, Japanese green teas tend to be fussy - the water temperature has to be just right, there can't be too much or too little tea in the water, you have to steep it just the right amount of time, you can't let it sit too long once you pour it out. Because of this, I generally stay away from Japanese greens. This one though is an exception - it's that good. It's almost like drinking a full-bodied but mild broth (I've actually used it when cooking seafood dishes - really tasty!). Yes, there's a fair amount of caffeine, but most people won't get jittery from it because the other chemicals in tea even the highs and lows out. If you've got a cram session for school or an intense day of work, you can't go wrong with this tea.
Looking for a delicious, refreshing caffeine-free tea? This tea is the answer. Whether making sun tea or boiled, the flavor is terrific.
Complete Ceremonial Gong Fu Travel Tea Set
When I bought it, I had to come in the next day to have Leo explain how to use everything. Brew in gaiwan, then put the filter over the pitcher when done. Pour from the pitcher into the cups to serve. All this is done over the tray so if you spill, it's controlled. The hardest part was learning to pour from the gaiwan😂.
First infusion was creamy, slight umami, blanched spinach. Second infusion, bright almost citrusy? Third infusion was herbaceous, perhaps you are right, it is leaving you with basil aftertaste.