First attempt at creating Paradise Oolong. I used David’s Tea’s Quangzhou Milk Oolong and Upton Tea Import’s Empress Guei Fei Oolong. It was a great idea that was badly executed.
You see, I had written earlier about how Empress Guei Fei was a bit of a disappointment since the flavors were unrefined and harsh. I figured that the smoothness of David’s Milk oolong would neutralize that, and the two would combine into something like honeyed fruit drenched in cream. Sounds decadent, doesn’t it? I thought so.
Well, things didn’t quite go as planned. I think the milk oolong is either stronger than I thought or I put in too much of it, because I mostly tasted milk oolong. The second steep had more honeyed notes and the dark oolong flavor rounding out each sip. Mostly, the flavors clashed and distracted. I couldn’t really tell what I was tasting, honestly. My taste buds are confused.
The worst part is, I got so excited about my idea that I went ahead and drank oolong at 9PM. I am so hyped on caffeine right now. I think the Guei Fei isn’t too caffeinated, but David’s Milk Oolong always had a kick to it. I’ll probably be up till dawn at this point and it wasn’t even all that tasty. :(
For next time: Get smoother oolongs to play with.