72

This Oolong consists of varied sized balls from roughly 4mm to 1mm in diameter. They are dark green with some brown and medium green in places with a few pieces having quite large stems still attached. A quick sniff-spection reveals a dry and perfumed floral scent.

The liquid once steeped is very light yellow. It has a sweet and floral flavour with a dry after taste. Very delicate but it does have a buttery element present though honestly it’s a little ruined by the overwhelming dryness. I don’t mind some dryness from an Oolong but this one feels like it leaves a powdery substance in my mouth after each sip.

Also as it cools the perfumed element becomes stronger as does the dryness which I didn’t think was possible.

I usually prefer Ali Shan to Li Shan and this was no exception. I had high hopes for this tea and while it was still a pleasant enough Oolong it just is not for me.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
NofarS

Alishan is also my favourite kind of oolong! And I hate it when a tea is so dry that it becomes distracting. You were kind to give it a 72. I probably wouldn’t have finished the cup :)

KittyLovesTea

I too hate dry tea, I drink tea to lubricate my mouth not make it feel like sandpaper. This Oolong was only rated as high as 72 because of the lovely flavours it held, it was just such a shame a lot of it was ruined in the after taste. Plus in all honesty I only had a sample of this and I didn’t re steep it more than twice. I tried my best to not waste it anyway.

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NofarS

Alishan is also my favourite kind of oolong! And I hate it when a tea is so dry that it becomes distracting. You were kind to give it a 72. I probably wouldn’t have finished the cup :)

KittyLovesTea

I too hate dry tea, I drink tea to lubricate my mouth not make it feel like sandpaper. This Oolong was only rated as high as 72 because of the lovely flavours it held, it was just such a shame a lot of it was ruined in the after taste. Plus in all honesty I only had a sample of this and I didn’t re steep it more than twice. I tried my best to not waste it anyway.

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

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