Thursday, 6 June 2013


Today i got given two tins of this tea its supposedly a black tea that is supposed to be "healthy"  this is what they have to say.

" this predperation is made from famous Fukien tea together with 12 kinds of medicinal herbs .............  A concoction of well tested herbalists prescription for resoling bodily fat and reducing weight. it reduces cholesterol of the aged thus preventing atherosclerosis and high blood pressure and heart disorders. this tea will make women feel young and slim and full of youthful beauty  it also rids you of bad breath and erosion of the lip and tongue."

wow thats a lot to be claimed by a tea.

ammount :  4.9g in dayi gaiwan 100c

1st steep: 30s
dosent smell offensive like most medicinal teas. Tastes like a roasted tea and a black with a small hint of smoke and wet cloth slight bitterness on the finish, not offensive though.

2nd steep: 1m
Darker more charred flavor heavy bitterness.  Definitely a tea that would stand up to milk and sugar. its like drinking cofftea lol.

3rd steep: 3m
the medicinals have now overpowered the tea and are starting to come through.  though the mustyness is still present but not as noticeable.

leaves: consisting of large whole leaves and lots of broken chips of leaves also that look like they have been roasted.

Thoughts: if the mustiness wasn't there  it would be a decent tea.  perhaps the tin i have is old?  it was given to my by my mother and who knows how long she has had it.  i do have a sealed can so i will edit this when I try the new one.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Yun Cui - Davids tea.

Yun Cui from David's  tea and heres what they have to say about it:
    "Named 'Green cloud" after its mountaintop birthplace in jiangxi provence, this hand-crafted Chinese green is sheer bliss."

Well I'll be the judge of that just shortly.

Ammount:  4.1g in dayi gaiwan 80c water.

1st steep: 1m

Color is a pale yellow and has a light nutty flavor with a finish of grassyness.  Quite mild flavor for a green tea.  Slight dryness on the tip of the tongue at the end of the first cup.

2nd steep: 30s

Grassyness has become sharper,  more vegital, dryer  but not astringant, Still slightly nutty.

3rd steep 1:30

Flavor has mellowed out even more the grassyness has all but disapeared, nuttyness is still present but not as forward as before.  the dryness is also gone. but its not bland either.


mostly whole leaves that were rolled looks to be fairly high quality production.

Thouths: mild nutty and grassy green nice for spring/early summer sipping due to its light flavors and medium steep temps. 

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Davids's organic breakfast - davids tea

From DT's blurb.
   "A blend of black teas from India, China and Sri Lanka, this is the kind of tea that puts you in a great mood, inspires harmonious relationships and makes you productive."

how lovely this is the first review of the lovely tea connoisseur gift set my auntie got me for christmas.


Ammount:  4.1g  in dayi gaiwan with boiling water.

1st steep: 30s
deep red amber color  with Lots and Lots of oil swirling on the surface.  Creamy lactose like sweetness with a slight hongcha dryness rather mild in flavor.  quite lovely actually.
2nd Steep: 1m
slightly earthy with light briskness.  the finish yeilds a slitght tangyness to it.

3rd Steep: 3m
flavors been washed away leaving just dryness in its wake.

leaves:  consist of mostly torn and rolled broad leaf with the ociasional stem. typical hongcha preperation.

thoughts.  delightfull first infusion perhaps good for two if agressive with steeping.  a nice well mannered hongcha.