A-sample seems to be the lightest, creamiest and most refined while the B-sample hits you in the face with it's brutal fruity flavours.
Lets start with the A, it's always the side with the biggest hits!
When I threw in the dry leafs in my warm gaiwan, an intense scent of sweet&creamy cookies with honey came waving by. After the first rinse, they seemed to have faint hints of butter.
The B-side... that's where the gems are to be found! The dry balls - I should really find a more elegant way of describing these- are small, one of the smallest I've seen so far. It seems that most leafs are seperated from their stems.
Once rinsed, it had a similar smell than the A, only it had a more deep fruitiness with hints of caramel. The brew itself gave a sweet malty fragnance remindng me of fresh bread and pineapple.
The verdict: Both teas are great and they are a great example of how a teamaster/roaster can create a different character with teas from the same area with minor proces changes.
A seems to deliver a more 'gaoshan' palate: refined flowery flavours with a long finish.
B is more robustic and a stronger pronounced flavour profile. Both are great teas, teas I'm glad to have in my teacabinet!
maandag 8 juli 2013
dinsdag 2 juli 2013
It seems to have a light to almost medium oxidation with a light roast that really brings out the fruity character.
The smell reminds me of sweet biscuits with peach and high citrus notes, when it is dried down in the aroma cup it leaves a wonderful sugary pineapple smell. It starts off tasting slightly bitter like the flesh around the stone of a peach. When swallowed it seems to evaporate into a cooling haze of flowers.
Perhaps it might show itself in the next review?
Geplaatst door Rist Van de Weyer op 08:07