I’ve had this one for a little bit, and thought it was the same as the Milk Gaba. Guess not.
Describing this one is kinda difficult. It’s sweet, and I mostly get corn, squash, heavy buttered green beans, osmanthus, apricot hints, and jackfruit(?) in the notes. Today, I’m getting kettle corn with those other notes after washing it 15 and again 20 seconds with 75 ml, 195 F. Before in my tumbler, I’ve gotten Squash, green beans, yellow malt, and corn. The vintage I have is either 2020, or 2021. I can’t remember if I got it, or if Whiteantlers gifted it.
The weird combo between sweet and savory is what gets me from the GABA funk. Sometimes, it tastes like green and yellow skittles, and other times, it tastes and smells like vegetables. It’s fun and well, obviously oolong that I am happy Andrew offers, though I’m not solid on it. I like it more than some other Alishans I’ve had despite not drinking it super often. Sometimes the GABA funk is too much. Hypocritical, I know. There are also more florals, edging on violet, but I’m not sure.
Well, I added it to expand the data base. I like that it’s closer to the style of oolong I usually drink over a more oxidized version or a green tea. Still holding off on the rating ‘cause I’m not sure if I love it.
Flavors: Apricot, Butter, Corn Husk, Creamy, Floral, Green, Green Beans, Kettle Corn, Osmanthus, Savory, Squash, Sugarcane, Sweet, Thick, Vegetal