89 Tasting Notes
This ones almost gone. One more serving perhaps.
Flavor was a little more woody this time, less malty. I prefer the malty taste, so I might need to order a different brand next time.
A very smooth black tea. Dark brown color. No bitterness. The leaves were a similar color mixture as golden monkey, but smaller. No maltiness in the flavor however.
Somewhat dissapointed. The milky aroma is very slight, and brewed, hardly present. Not a good example of a milk oolong. Longer steeping may bring out more flavor, but maybe also more bitterness.
Short steep. Tea still has good body, while very light in color. Very soothing.
Had to try this. The leaves were very smoky, similar to a barbegue grill. The flavor of the brew less so. And I didn’t enjoy it. And I think it gave me a headache.
This time, there was a distint milky taste. Not as present as a milky oolong, but definite. More so as the tea cooled.
Broke the lid of my tea pot. Needed some Tea I could trust. This is the one.
Just to confirm, used water at 180. Not as good as boiling water. This oolong is a very dark brown, almost black. Maybe it does need to be treated as close to black tea.
Tried more tea than usual. Improved the flavor. Delicious when cooled, but still warmer than room temperature.
I used extra tea, and a short steep. I let the brew cool a bit before tasting. The medium body had a very smooth texture. The taste floral and sweet. No bitterness. Bumping the rating.