I was more than a little stressed out by the end of work today. Come home, vent to my housemate, put on pajamas, open the kettle. Teatender, give me an oolong, something floral and sunny that’ll knock me down for a few hours. Himalayan Bouquet? Okay.
November 2017 harvest.
I went through my notes then perused the reviews. Daylon R Thomas’s grandpa brew (see the second of his three notes for this tea) was very similar to my experience gongfu. I don’t have anything new to offer when it comes to brewing it hot besides some additional tastes listed below. Cold-brewed, though, was such a floral blast it gave me a headache. Tread lightly if you enjoy floral oolong but are sensitive to them like me. I’ll stick to hot infusions. Good stuff. Beautiful oxidized green-brown-red leaf to boot.
Flavors: Almond, Bitter, Butter, Dandelion, Dry Grass, Drying, Floral, Green Wood, Honey, Hops, Lemon Zest, Mineral, Orange, Orange Blossom, Round , Straw, Toast, Umami, Vanilla, Walnut, Wood