Monday, October 26, 2009
Two bowls of Tea Soup,
Today I'm extra thirsty,
I started out with 5 grams of each tea, and simply added water to the bowl, then ladled out cupfuls and tasted periodically.
Traditional Shui Xian
Slightly smaller and more chopped leaf
its brew is slightly more red in color.
Its aroma is of primarily root vegetables with citrus coming into the mix later, overall the aroma is heartier, but later on it turned almost sour.
The taste is more robust, with citrus and clove, and packs a little bit of a bite.
Lao Cong Shui Xian
Leaves are full and long.
Color is more amber.
Aroma: Starts off sweet with bits of citrus, but mainly fruits. Then just fades into general candy like aromas.
Taste is more cinnamon and nutmeg
At one point in the finish this had a slightly awkward note in the finish.
These both are very sound teas, and which I would probably grab depends on my mood. Both offer rather tasty broths, and taste somewhat similar, but the differences speak for themselves.