Dry leaves smell like goji berries and reminds me of the smell in zoo. Hitting the tea with hot water lets the floral aromas loose to complement the fruity ones. Now that’s a beautiful fragrance!
My experience with oriental beauty oolongs is very limited so I cannot make too many concrete comparisons. However, it does remind me a little bit of the Alishan Transitional Oolong from TS, which I like a lot. One thing is for sure, this is a lovely tea to drink. The taste profile is what I would expect from such tea – thick, sweet, floral, honey, fermented fruits – and it’s exactly what I was craving today. What left the most impression on me is the strong, yet balanced flavour, silky smooth mouthfeel and most of all the incredible aftertaste. It is very sweet, fragrant and floral with a remarkable complexity. I feel like in a tropical glasshouse of a botanic garden with an abundance of flowers.
Flavors: Alcohol, Dry Grass, Floral, Flowers, Fruit Tree Flowers, Fruity, Goji, Honey, Sweet