I’ve been sitting on this sample for a while – but I realize how easy of a sipdown it would be so when I was feeling much better in the week I decided to treat myself to a late night Gong Fu session and brew it up. It was actually a damn good tea.
It’s been so long since I last ordered from What-Cha but if this is still being carried on their site whenever I next order then I would definitely consider restocking. Plus, it was a very aesthetically pretty tea to look at and I don’t think the photos that I took capture that. The leaves were this splendid rusty red/brown colour. Very striking!
Here’s what I had to say about the flavour on instagram, since I did a pretty good job capturing my thoughts/feelings there when I was actively drinking the tea:
This is a weird and wonderful tasting oolong tea; thick infusions with initial floral tasting notes and an upfront sweetness. Progressed in a way that was still floral, but more strongly hay/straw tasting with plum-y, sweet stonefruit undertones and an almost candy floss/spun sugar delicate and airy sweetness.
It’s been a while since I had a tea that just naturally reminded me of cotton candy, and it’s always very enjoyable – I do quite enjoy sweet and sugary things.
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nQoBAKZy9Q