still had some of this left, & what with Autumn harvest coming up I thought I should finish it & get some fresh, half expecting the flavour to have gone out of the bag.
Well boy, was I wrong about that. it still tastes like its trying to take the crown for the most floral TGY on the planet.
I personally love floral Oolong. I love that they taste of nature, flowers, or of flavours I have never experienced before, & I love how they steep for ages & even when the taste goes, the aroma is still there.
I’m at about steep 6-7 & i will go some more.
Its not the creamiest ive had, nor is it the most natural tasting (but those can often be a little more vegetal, at least for me), but for mega super floral aroma it is way up there.. its so perfumed you’d be forgiven for thinking its a Lilac-flavoured Oolong. Also hints of sweet pear in there but the flower does seriously overpower these, you really have to search for them.
Also the liquor is almost hard like UK water. I’m used to hard water, & while some teas seem to soften that aspect, this one seems to be accentuated by it, which is quite interesting. I’ve got no idea how that translates to other water types.
at about steep 10 the leaf finally begins to smell like steamed spinach & the liquor loses the fragrance, but that is pretty good going imo :)
I liked it, another that can be used in the arsenal of teas to convert non-believers.
So glad to see whispering pines getting back on their feet after that flood!
Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Pear, Spinach, Sweet