My teas are in complete disarray: between living here and there, with internet and without, with the aftermath of hauling everything out and packing for the transition, and then on top of that the aftermath of readying for a big swap which happened between two households—so, GAH! The minimal tea order that I had to begin with has been upended. I have no idea where to find my usual favourites.
There are a few positives in all this chaos. The most obvious may be that I immediately started in on all the deliciousness that I received in the swap and yum. However, the swap packets are there and I am here. And my black tea favourites’ whereabouts are uncertain.
I may not know where my black tea blends are, but all this has unearthed a few oolong teas which I was not focusing on in this particular swap and that is a good thing because out of sight, out of mind.
This is one that I came across. Delicious. Not certain, but I am guessing tieguanyin. A really nice one. First steep sweetness. I wish I had a bit more information on this one.
First two steeps sweet and floral, reminiscent of Taiwan High Mountain Oolongs.
Third and Fourth steeps become more vegetal, seaweed, and earth.
Flavors: Earth, Floral, Sap, Sweet, Vegetal