2020 Winter Shan Lin Xi Oolong
Rivers & Lakes Tea
6.0g, 100 mL gaiwan, Brita water, 212f
dry leaf smells like classic Taiwanese oolong: floral and bright
wet leaves: sweet floral, reminiscent of Bath and Body Works Sweet Pea lol. nice bright green.
5s: light sweet, floral, vegetal. bit of mint cooling note in aftertaste
8s: bitter note that transitions to a floral, then mint note. something slightly coconut & crushed leaves as well.
6s: an extension of previous, but less bitter. more crushed leaves and mint. the last steep and this one make this one seem like something akin to Philosykos, if that were a tea and not a perfume, haha
8s: slight sweetness reappears. No bitter, just a slight dryness then mint aftertaste.
15s: similar to before, coconut-like notes, then mint.
Proceeded to cold brew, not because the tea ran out of steam, but lighter oolongs are just not my favorite. cold brew wasn’t really complex, but a strong ginger note appeared.
Flavors: Bitter, Coconut, Drying, Floral, Ginger, Mint, Sweet, Vegetal