Summary: Sweet and fruity medium roast oolong with a long slow aftertaste and syrupy thick texture. Still trying to unlock this one.
Prep: Tried gongfu parameters: boiling, full pot of leaves, 10s steep then increasing time slowly. Also tried recommended parameters: 1 tsp per cup with 190F water and 2 minute infusion.
Sessions with this tea: 4
Taste: Sweet like cherries. No astringency, no minerality, only hints of roastiness. Floral and fragrant. Slightly sour aftertaste, seems to fit with the cherries. I don’t get any pear.
Body: Thick slurpy mouthfeel. Thick slurpy swallow. Mellowing rather than energy-giving.
I need to update this review when I have more sessions and get a better sense of the GABA feeling.