This smells like any other milk oolong in the bag – super buttery and rich, as do the steeped leaves and liquor. And yet, it’s pretty different. There’s the creamy, buttery notes, but depending on the sip, they keep shifting balance with notes of earth, tangy vegetal and ginseng.
I initially steeped this for four minutes and the leaves were still tightly rolled, and only the ginseng and earth notes were present. Another minute and a half made it much fuller and more complex.
There’s also a distinct cooling sensation in the finish. Like mint without the mint flavour. As I sip the cup I start to get an ever so slight dry mouth feel, and as it cools there’s a growing sweetness.
The second steep was very drinkable, a bit more vegetal and floral but not overly interesting.
Not my favourite milk oolong, but interesting and nice.
Flavors: Butter, Cream, Earth, Floral, Sweet, Tangy, Vegetal