Yesterday, as a kind of Valentine’s Day treat, I had a nice session with this tea and my Verdant Gaiwan – I wanted something that was a little bit fruity without being a fruit-flavoured tea, so it seemed like an obvious choice, with those wonderful apple notes :D
I was certainly not disappointed. This tea really is wonderful. I got a large number of lovely, caramelly, apple-y steeps – just divine! It always surprised me, too – the dry leaves smell so much like apples and citrus, but then the wet leaves smell so roasty, as do the first two infusions (or so). But as this lovely, roasty flavour subsides in the “middle” infusions, all you get is this amazing apple flavour, alongside a gentle fruity sweetness and a mild roasty note.
I couldn’t recommend this oolong strongly enough. I’ve also upped by score a little (90—>95).
I’m definitely gonna miss this one, when I get through the 50 g or so that I have… Anyone else have a good Gui Fei, of similar (or, dare I ask, better?? :O) quality to this one? I have a feeling it’ll be a tough search…
Flavors: Apple, Citrus Zest