The first step of tea tasting: smell the tea aroma
First, pour the tea soup into a white porcelain cup or a scented cup, smell the aroma of the tea leaves with your nose, and sniff carefully to see if there are any smells such as floral, milky, fruity, etc. These aromas vary according to the type of tea and its preparation method. produced.
After smelling the aroma of tea leaves, start looking for odors, such as stinky green, sour, musty or miscellaneous odors, which are generally caused by the process of tea making or improper collection.
The second step of tea tasting: look at the color
After smelling the fragrance, observe the color of the tea soup. The tea soup brewed from good tea leaves is bright and clear. If the color of the tea soup is too strong or too light, it may be that the tea has been brewed too long or not enough time.
Generally speaking, professional tea connoisseurs can know whether the tea is properly brewed just by looking at the tea soup.
The third step of tea tasting: drink tea soup
Do not drink too much tea soup, keep the tea soup in your mouth, and keep stirring the tea soup in your mouth with the tip of your tongue. Due to the different sensitive parts of the tongue to different tastes, the astringent taste is at the tip of the tongue, and the bitter taste is at the root of the tongue. Stirring the tea soup with the tongue helps to stimulate the taste of the tongue and taste the bitterness, sweetness and astringency of the tea soup.
The fourth step of tea tasting: look at the bottom of the leaves
After drinking, pour out the tea leaves and watch the integrity and size of the tea leaves. Usually good tea leaves are large, intact leaves.
A good tea is like a delicious dish. It pays attention to the color, aroma, and flavor. Only by learning how to taste tea can you truly feel the full connotation of tea.