I think I’m finally getting the oolong brewing parameters down pat. I have had this tea for at least a year now, and this is the first time I’m really TASTING it! I knew the smell was fabulous, dry and brewed, but this the first time I’m getting the caramelly, creamy, sweet notes!
I steeped for 30 seconds and the leaves are only half open. I got a good amber colored tea, with a light-sweet caramel aftertaste that lingers gently in your mouth for some time. The sip is faintly floral, with a creamy mouth feel before coating your tongue in a light honey flavor. So very delicious!
Second steeping of 45 seconds is greener feeling. The sweetness is still very strong but it is beginning to taste more like agave nectar than thin honey. The amber color is deeper this steep as well.
Flavors: Caramel, Floral, Honey, Honeysuckle, Sweet