Another sample from verdant tea. This is a strong wuyi oolong (with the caffeine to accompanied it). There is a light to medium roast that can be tasted with this tea. The minerality is on the stronger side of things, with the astringency to boot.
What’s neat is that it tastes as if it’s a combination of a dancong oolong with a wuyi oolong. There are definitely floral notes tasted within the minerality and flavour traditionally found in wuyi oolongs. Definitely a bit of jasmine and rose, but interesting orange notes as well. I would like to say that the tea is sweet, but the bitterness that comes with the minerality is always fighting it — an interesting balance.
Overall not bad. If you like floral teas (mainly dancong, as this tea has a massive dancong taste to it), love wuyi oolongs, then definitely try this one out. It does have a pretty decent caffeine kick to it as well.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Floral, Jasmine, Mineral, Orange, Orange Zest, Sweet, Wet Rocks