2 Tasting Notes
I’ll type up the notes at some later point but after finishing the 9th steep I thought it worthwhile to go ahead and rate the tea. I received this as a sample with the two teas I ordered. I’m usually not a fan of dark Taiwanese oolongs but this tea surprised me. Pleasant and harmonious. Has lasted 9 infusions and I expect to get a few more out of it.
Only complaint would be that the largest leaf that is attached to the stem (all are in astounding condition) is likely to fall off of the stem. The leaf condition, as a whole, however, is near unparalleled.
It’s very hard to compare with any other tea, so rating this one is a bit difficult.
If you like Chinese red teas without astringency, this is for you. Remarkably smooth despite the long brew time and complex enough in flavor to keep me interested for 4 steeps.
Very dark and broody tea. The soup is a beautiful dark red. Reminded me mostly of molasses but not in such a sweet syrupy way. A very smooth tea. Not nearly as earthy or tasting of hay as I would expect from say, a Yunnan red tea. A very nice everyday drinker. Good for the morning and at night. I’ll write up my full notes at some other time.
This one is without a doubt worth the meager price they charge.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Cocoa, Dates, Fig, Molasses