Why do I keep doing this to myself? I have not updated my notes in a week, meaning I am now over 100g in tea and tisanes behind in logging here, and I didn’t even take notes on all those things as I was drinking. Meh.
Fortunately, I did take some notes for this one, though they’re not very detailed. I drank this last Thursday. 8 grams in the gaiwan, the usual, though I may have remembered this day that I need to keep the water a bit cooler when doing these greener oolongs. I think water being too hot may have funked up some of my other recent sessions.
Anyhow. Nice, rolled green leaves that produced a pale yellow liquor. Coconut milk flavor up front, which I found quite interesting and appreciable! I’m a huge fan of just about anything coconut—coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut shavings, coconut water, coconut slices…you get the idea. This was very different from what I am used to getting out of the jin xuan cultivar, as it has always been more of a dairy-milk-esque experience for me in the past. Coconut milk led to a fruity body flavor, which complemented it well. I don’t think I got much flavor evolution out of this one beyond that, as my next tasting notes for it are from revisiting the same leaves on Friday.
Reusing the same leaves produced a more pronounced milky flavor the next day and a very distinct up front sweetness. This was nice overall, but I’ll need to spend some more time with it to get a better feel for it.
Flavors: Coconut, Creamy, Fruity, Sweet