#adventageddon Day Three – 3/5
Took a stroll through the ‘Virgin Forest’ this morning; AKA had a tea session with this bizarrely named Shan Lin Xi. I’ve literally never seen a Shan Li Xi named this way; I don’t know if it’s a name Tea Bento came up with on their own of if it’s the “Westernized” version of this tea type’s name (like Golden Lily and Jin Xuan) and I just have never come across it before…
I thought this was a really nice, but atypical, take on this style of oolong tea – the nose of the leaf post rinse was really sweet and citrus heavy w/ hints of “lilac from a distance” and some mild cinnamon and baked “sweet bread” aromas that, altogether, created a kind of vibe that was like those sweet bready buns you get around Easter that sometimes have candied citrus or raisins. It really translated into the taste too; very sweet and fruity with lots of candied orange and Meyer lemon notes, more fragrant lilac with spicy cinnamon/mild clove undertones, and that same sweet bread note. Deeply enjoyable, though!
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP8D0d1AuPM