374 Tasting Notes
What a wonderful way to start my morning. This is my current favorite mi lan xiang oolong. This tea has just the right amount of astringency, and tolerates multiple steepings without getting bitter. The best part of this tea is the finish which lingers on and on, sometimes for hours after.
I decided to dedicate my new Xu De Jia teapot to Phoenix oolongs, and this was the first tea I brewed in it. This tea has notes of grapefruit, lychee, and the astringency reminds me of biting into a seed in a raspberry sauce. There is a definite spiciness too. The floral notes aren’t as strong as I prefer, and the finish isn’t lingering. Still one of my favorites.