Oh. My God.
So apparently this one’s hand-plucked, and to my knowledge I’ve yet to have a hand-plucked oolong, So this is exciting!
Anyways so it’s very vegetal, mineral, light soap & perfume in the first steep, sweet, bok choy, green beans, spinach, light flowers,
But then after the third steep, good ol’ third steep, the soap/perfume is mostly gone, and well, now, I don’t like florals in my tea; anyone who has even glanced at my profile knows that, but this has some kind of thick, sweet florals that I don’t just love, I crave the next steep, it’s wonderful.
Steep 4 is even better, thicker, richer, sweeter, a bit fruity and thickly vegetal, it’s like I can feel the leaves. Have you ever just licked an unrolled oolong leaf? No? That’s reasonable. But um if you want to understand the mouthfeel I’ve got right now, go and do that, I mean probably when you’re on your own sometime, because, well, people will run away. And we don’t want that.
Anyways, the fifth is more floral, thinner, sweeter,
6 is a bit more fruity, still a nice floral, some astringency, has been coming through since about the 3rd steep, but a very nice amount.
7 florals take over, but not in a bad way (It’s weird to say that it isnt in a bad way)
8 It tastes like basil actually; flower stems, there’s even hints of earth which are very pleasant and subtle,
My god i need to try more Dan Congs, I always default to taiwan for my oolongs, but if tea like this is coming from the mainland, well I may just need to reevaluate everything I know. That’s exciting.
Actually, wait, what am I saying, I have 2 on the way from Verdant currently, so you’ll be hearing more from me soon.
So you know what, flower tea people? I finally understand you.
Flavors: Astringent, Bok Choy, Earth, Floral, Flowers, Fruity, Green Beans, Mineral, Perfume, Soap, Spinach, Stems, Sweet, Vegetal