75
drank Raspberry Oolong by A C Perch's
1572 tasting notes

This is the 3rd tea I got from Angrboda and I think this might be my favorite of the three. The steeping instructions recommended 8 minutes in boiling water, but I’m a bit leery of using boiling water for oolongs (I’ve wrecked a few that way) so I dialed down the temp to 90 celcius.

The smell is wonderful, I kept hovering over the mug while it was steeping so I could inhale the scent of sweet rasperries. By the way, this tea gets major point for NO HIBISCUS – I like you already AC Perch, even if the shipping you charge is insane for anyone this side of the Atlantic. ;D

The tea itself tastes quite light, a little surprising for me who was expecting something a bit more full-flavoured like the Tung Ting and the Ti Kuan Yin I’ve been drinking. I wonder if I just didn’t added enough leaf or maybe I should have steeped it in boiling water. Hm. At least Angrboda gave me a generous amount of this tea, so I’ve got room to experiment. :)

The raspberry is faint but it’s also quite distinct to my senses and it leaves a nice, lingering sort of aftertaste in the back of my mouth. It gives the tea a slightly astringent quality, but nothing powerful or unpleasent.

I’m rating this tea at 75 for now, but it’ll probably be subject to change once I get a chance to muck around with some of the variables.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more
Angrboda

How did this pass under my nose? I’m glad you liked it. It’s a definite re-order for me. :)

Jillian

I do wonder if I’m doing something wrong that I’m not getting a huge amount of raspberry flavour.

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Angrboda

How did this pass under my nose? I’m glad you liked it. It’s a definite re-order for me. :)

Jillian

I do wonder if I’m doing something wrong that I’m not getting a huge amount of raspberry flavour.

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