Chiayi County, Taiwan
I love the 195F temp for this Oolong, it is a really good one.
Dry leaves are spring yellow and green colored little pellets with their stems. They have scents of cream and honeysuckle.
Wet leaves unravel to be very green spinach color, I don’t think I have had such a new Oolong and you can definitely tell the difference. This 2014 is fresh and really bright green when the leaves unravel. They smell like honeysuckle as well.
Liquor is very light clear pearl color but these leaves are still tightly rolled,,they are definitely getting resteeped after this.
Scent is a consistent honeysuckle and cream.
Flavor is smooth, creamy, honeysuckle. Very Very good Oolong!!!!! I love that this tastes like honeysuckle which is not overly floral or perfumy to me. I remember tasting honeysuckle flowers as a kid.
2nd steeping – Leaves have really unraveled now and the liquor is a deeper yet still clear spring-green color with stronger scents and flavors of honeysuckle and cream.
These leaves can definitely go for a few more steeps too. Package says total of 5.
From the Steepster Select Box; May, 2014
Flavors: Cream, Flowers