This is a shared with the boyfriend pot. He requested something green that wasn’t flavoured, and I suggested a green type oolong because it was the first one I came across when diving into the Bits and Bops Basket.
The dry leaf had a citrus-y note to the aroma but after steeping the aroma is wildly floral to the point where you would think it was scented with something or other.
The flavour seems to be a bit weakly and watery, but I’m not sure I can really count on that, since I’m brewing (because it’s a shared pot) in a different pot than I’m used to and I’m not sure I really had enough leaf to get the strength that I prefer and am accustomed to.
Apart from that weakly beginning the first bit of the sip is something smoothly vegetal, kind of asparagus-y and a bit spinach-y. It has some floral overtones as well, but not nearly as much as the aroma would lead me to believe.
There is a strong feeling of citrus as well, sort of an umbrella note, covering everything. Not really a flavour of citrus, but sort of like you can sense the presence of a lemon-y note being in there somewhere. The flavour that doesn’t really show itself much but is secretly pulling all the strings behind the scenes.
It’s quite nice, but I’m getting more and more convinced that I’m really outgrowing this type of oolong. I can definitely have one and say ‘this is a good oolong’ and I could even have one in the collection (unflavoured), but it wouldn’t be one I’d be reaching for very often. As close as we get to green in the Standard Panel, after all, are flavoured green oolongs.