Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Leopard Snow Buds

Tea: Leopard Snow Buds
Vendor: Dragonwater Tea

I got this tea as part of the Dragonwater tea tasting club, but interestingly it is no longer available on their website.

Leaf: The leaf has a color very much like a green silver needle. There were a lot of buds in it, but the tea was rather broken unlike a silver needle. It consists of a mixture of leaf and buds. The leaf shape and size was very uneven.

1st Infusion: This tea has an aroma very similar to a dragonwell, like many other Chinese greens. The flavor of this tea is very strong initially, but then a smooth flavor tails off leaving a long lasting flavor on the tongue. The flavor feels rather standardly like a Chinese green, with nothing much to make it very unique and distinguished.

2nd Infusion: The second infusion had a weaker flavor than the first and lacked a lot of the flavor of the first. This one was slightly astringent.

Rating: 4/10

Conclusion: This tea lacked any very distinguishing characteristics and did not have a very appealing leaf to it. It really only went for one infusion as well, so ended up not being that impressive.

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