Gong Fu Sipdown (607)!
Trying another one of the yancha samples from my Old Ways Tea sampler; this time the Light Roast Shui Xian. To be honest, I knew I would enjoy this tea – but I also knew right away that I wouldn’t enjoy it as much as some of the others in this sampler. I really enjoy heavily roasted teas – so in general light roast oolongs can be a bit frustrating for me since it’s like being teased by the flavour profile I crave so deeply in an oolong.
This was a nice tea though – I steeped it in my yancha dedicated yixing pot and it brewed up very smooth and consistently. I did find that it was not an oolong I could brew for an extended period of time though; after only the sixth infusion the flavour of my infusions was getting pretty rough and tapped out. However, that short session turned out to fit perfectly into my evening schedule and I didn’t have to feel like I was cutting it too early/short and losing out on good tea since the flavour had dwindled so badly already.
This is probably my least favourite thing I’ve had from Old Ways Tea so far, but it was still quite nice overall and I’d definitely drink it again – though this isn’t a yancha that I’m considering repurchasing, unlike their Rougui (as an example).
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USY602Ft98M
Flavors: Butter, Floral, Maple Syrup, Mineral, Orchids, Roasted, Roasted nuts, Walnut, Wet Rocks