516 Tasting Notes
Dry leaf has a peppery scent. Earthy-woodsy tone. Medium thick mouth feel. Sour-type wheat-y note close to the end of the sip.
Second infusion at 2:45 gave me a bit of a buzz. I’ve never experienced this with tea before and I’ve never even been sensitive to caffeine. I had trouble sleeping afterwards which may be attributed to this tea.
Dry leaf aromas: Sweet potato, bread, wheat, sawdust, licorice
Brewed tea aromas: Sweet potato, hint of juicy citrus, light mineral smokiness
Tasting notes: Sweet potato and juicy fruit flavour (I am getting a taste of litchi) on the sip. The smokiness comes through as a top note throughout the sip and is the predominant lingering aftertaste. Some honey sweetness on the aftertaste. There a note in here that reminds me very strongly of a characteristic leathery black tea flavour.
Second infusion at 3:15 minutes gives the flavour a floral characteristic
Flavors: Leather, Lychee, Smoke, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes
Thin tasting with a sweet finish. There is a hint of grapefruit flavour that I normally find with oolongs. The bulk of the creaminess is in the aftertaste but I’m noticing the aftertaste to be a bit sour. I may consider infusing this tea for longer in the future to see if I can get a more bold flavour. The scent of the dry leaf is certainly the full sweet pudding aroma I normally expect with a milk oolong.