3 Tasting Notes
As this tea is quite a dark/strongly fermented tea, I wondered what might happen if I added a little soy milk to it……
YUM. The sweet taste with the creaminess was amazing, so I made up a fresh cup, this time doubling the tea strength and mixing pretty much half and half with the milk, and I think I have a new favourite drink.
I absolutely adore this tea, bought on a whim to experiment with flavoured oolongs from a tiny shop in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
To me, it tastes simultaneously crisp and sweet, and the longer it’s steeped the more intense the sweetness and richness is. I’ve re-brewed the leaves up to three times and gotten a great flavour each time, but after that I find it loses it’s richness.
I’ve yet to experiment much with the steeping time (I brew most black teas for 3 minutes so that’s what I went with), and it brews so strong! Yummy and so very warming, but a little bit ‘heavy tasting’. This might be because it’s such a finely chopped tea, it’s almost like a dust.
Super-strength besides, it has a smooth and rich taste, no bitterness at all.