So this is from Kawaii433 but I also received some from derk. THANK YOU BOTH. Not sure if Kawaii’s is also from 2017, as derk’s is noted on the sample. I thought it was time I try it, since there are two separate samples! I don’t know what I was thinking though, as I just sipped a roasted oolong the other day and they are definitely not the type of tea I want to drink often. Anything with the name “roasted” is all I can taste, which ends up being very one note and disappointing, as I know others can usually taste other flavors in these roasted oolongs. It’s always a shame! It is all I can taste: roasted charcoal. The third steep was especially off putting… shouldn’t have brewed if for four minutes, that’s for sure. The leaves are VERY dark and VERY tightly bundled. The flavor is smooth anyway, until that third steep. I think I sadly give up on roasted oolongs. They just ain’t my thing. But it’s nice to officially know that at this point.
Steep #1 // 1 3/4 teaspoons for full mug // rinse // 29 minutes after boiling // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // 28 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #3 // just boiled // 4 min
2020 sipdowns: 52 (one sample sipdowned anyway)