Adventaggedon Day 15: Tea 8/8
Gongfu – and holy fuck y’all did I need this tea today!
After the unfortunately miserable gongfu session from yesterday when I was feeling unwell this was a miraculous rebound. It completely made me day seeing a yancha in the assortment and I happily seized the opportunity to have a very long, proper bit of gongfu over my lunch break today!
As I know I’ve mentioned before, I just love oolong teas that taste like you’re licking rocks – and this is one where I felt like I was licking soooo many rocks! It started off with a nice deep roasted note and surface level charred nuts/grains element before becoming this more complex and beautiful mineral rich infusion with hints of allspice, nutmeg, and more woody/barky cinnamon. Later steeps picked up a little bit of a dense brandied fruit/plum-y kind of undertone and a little bit of dill in the finish but overall it was just a really robust medley of the right roasty earthy mineral flavours to make my palate sing!