MissB has problems with oolongs, so she kindly shared a few samples with me. This is one of them.
Dry, it smells intensely of orange peel. Steeped, the ORANGE backs off a bit and I can smell a honey sweetness in the base tea.
This is amazing. The tea is really complex. There’s layers of spice, hay, honey, and lastly and (interestingly) most delicately, orange. It has a touch of a smoky/toasty note, but the barest touch. Just enough to bring more depth.
I am REALLY enjoying this. I steeped slightly cooler than recommended as is my preference, and will steep this as many times as I possibly can tonight. NGL, it is a rather expensive tea. Still, I could see buying it in the future. It is just that good.
I will update the note as things change in future steeps!
I’m on the third steep now, for 3 minutes. So. Amazing. Sweet, toasty but not toasted, not quite thick but not thin either. A little more woody.
Fourth steep at 200F for 5 minutes is stronger again. Still nice and sweet, woody toasty flavours in the background.
Thanks so much!
Flavors: Honey, Orange Zest