Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this Oolong.
Backlog (and copying from my written notes):
Earthy aroma when dry, liquor also smells somewhat earthy.
First two infusions: Sweet. Not as earthy as the dry leaf aroma would have lead me to believe. Nice roasted flavor. A very warm and cozy kind of taste, like something you’d want to curl up with next to a roaring fire in the fireplace.
Next two infusions: A floral flavor is beginning to emerge. Still sweet. Sweetness similar to caramel, like a dark caramel with a roasted flavor.
Final two infusions: I could probably take this tea for a couple more infusions, actually, and while I am enjoying this tea, I’m ready for something a little different. This Big Red Robe manages to not only maintain its flavor throughout these infusions, but improve. The complexity becomes more clear with each new infusion.
A very pleasant Big Red Robe experience.