I also got this sample from Lulu a couple of weeks ago – apologies for the delay in this write-up and in my completion of the survey! I didn’t want to have it after work and not really appreciate it, so I’ve kept the sample safe until I had a good opportunity to actually enjoy it – today was that day! :D
After breakfast, my brother and I sat down to enjoy this tea – and it really was very lovely! :D The dry leaves smelled wonderful; pastries, flowers, brown sugar… Lovely! :D
I brought down my beloved Verdant gaiwan and set about this tea – as the sample came in to around 6g, I opted to use the whole sample and just do really short, fairly hot steeps. And I think it worked fantastically.
The resultant tea was smooth, creamy, and delicious – it had a wonderfully thick mouthfeel and really intense flavours of orchids and pastries, the flavours I most enjoy in Taiwanese High-Mountain oolongs. Five steeps later, and around ten seconds per infusion was enough; each cup was intense and flavoursome, without any bitterness and very, very low astringency. We’ll keep drinking this throughout the day, that’s for sure.
This oolong really was very, very delicious. I have only positive things to say about it! :D Perhaps, when my stash runs down, I shall turn to Sanne Tea for some more.
I should also comment on the packaging: it came in a lovely sealed foil bag, within a beautifully labelled little green envelope-thing. The information card, too, that the tea came with was wonderful – lots of information about the growing/cultivation of the tea, about the location of origin, about the farmer, and about the tea itself (in terms of harvest date, oxidation, roasting etc.).
Wonderful! :D Thanks so much for this Lulu; I’m really grateful for the opportunity to try this sample of your delicious tea :D
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Floral, Orchids, Pastries