7g, 100mL duanni, water off the boil
Like the rest of my roasted oolong reviews, I am still not great at picking out distinct notes. Takes some getting more used to the taste I guess? I don’t dislike them in the way I used to at least, though there is a limit to the amount I am willing to shell out for them.
Smells roasted, can’t pick out specifics.
In the pre-warmed pot, something sweet like cinnamon and smoky and also vegetal like tomato, though the last could be due to the time I used my duanni to also brew kabusecha lol. Haven’t had much time to use it lately.
Wet leaves exude strong smoke. Emptied cup smells sweet in a buttery sort of way.
3s: smoke and light sweetness initially, then a slight sweet aftertaste that lingers.
3s again: stronger on the smoke. a slight touch of bitter and medicinal. a bit of a tickle in the throat, but not sure if it’s because of a slight cough that day.
11s: bitter! Leaves a minty cooling note on tongue.
12s: bitter and minty.
10s 2x: a celery like aftertaste with dark chocolate notes throughout.
15s: something of a berry note.
My notes stopped here, but if I’m remembering correctly, I did do a couple more infusions. An interesting tea, though personal tastes still lean towards lighter roasts for me.
Flavors: Berry, Bitter, Butter, Cinnamon, Dark Chocolate, Medicinal, Mint, Smoke, Sweet