Yesterday I tried an aged Tung Ting from Red Blossom and the difference between the two is remarkable. In look and smell, the dried leaves are much greener than those of yesterday.
I steeped in the gaiwan after rinse at 195F starting at 15 seconds and increasing by 5.
The tea is a pale yellow color and has a floral note as well as a diary one. It’s much more like some other green oolongs I’ve had than the Tung Ting of yesterday.
The flavor is somewhere between that of a milk oolong and a green ali shan to my taste buds. Not as milky as the milk oolong, not as floral as the ali shan.
A very pleasant tea that I could sit with for a long time. It hadn’t faded by steep four, but I needed to move on to other things today.
Flavors: Butter, Floral, Green, Milk