4 Tasting Notes
This came as a surprise for me. You’d expect the multiple varieties of tea being chaotic but it all fits in quite well, with the pu’ehr slightly dominating with its typical earthy notes followed by the spices giving it a bit of a chai feeling, which I really like. Very nice on cold winter days.
The initial aroma is rather strong, especially if you’re not used to lavender. However, I find that once steeped, the lavender settles down and doesn’t overtake the oolong’s natural notes, which is both surprising and pleasant. Quite relaxing for a late-night tea, as anything with pure lavender usually is.
Not for everyone, as the rose presence can be a bit overwhelming. I tend to steep this one a very short time to avoid making it overpowering. Your water shouldn’t be too hot ideally, if you want to avoid unwanted bitterness. Other than that, I find it a nice change of pace once in a while, especially with something flavored with rose water, such as a laksi.
Rather dark amber liquor, woodsy and deep, yet smooth and fruity. I’m rather fond of this one, since I tend to go for deeper, slightly more oxidized oolongs. A nice alternative for those who find fresh oolongs too buttery/milky.