122 Tasting Notes
I’m up to steep three and now I’m getting a buttery aftertaste, its become less vegetal and more sweet as well.
This “baby” oolong is really nice. It has a vegetal green tea like flavor and then ends with a sweet almost brown sugar taste at the end. It has a little more oomph then a green tea, almost like it’s the white tea of other oolongs. I’m a heartier oolong guy but this is still very nice, perfect relaxing afternoon tea.
This is my first pu-erh and I’m not sure how I feel yet. The smell is reminiscent of week old salmon wrapped in hay, but the taste is like pure soil with a hint of sweetness. I don’t dislike it and I’m curious what another steeping would do. I would like to try older cake pu-erh to compare. Interesting…
I got three steeps and then it got a little watered down. I definitely liked the earthiness and the sweet aftertaste. I’ve always been a black tea snob, especially Keemun and Lapsang Souchang but I think oolongs are slowly winning me over.
A woody oolong with a slight pineapple aftertaste like somebody else mentioned. I think I like the formosa from adagio better but this is still a very nice oolong and I’m excited to see what happens in further steeps.
I got four steeps in total and number three definitely had the sweetest peachiest taste. This is one of the better oolongs I’ve had and one of the first truly fine enough for re-steeping. Sample package is sadly half gone already because they recommend two “heaping” tsps so maybe I’ll try to conserve for next time. I would definitely get this in bulk though.
This is a great oolong, soft and peachy. I’m excited to try steep #2 and beyond.
Like others have suggested I didn’t steep this one too long. Even with only two minutes the taste is bitter and not very gingerbready at all. I got this free in my black tea sampler and I’m glad I didn’t get too much or I would have to unload it on someone. The smell is reminiscent of a holiday candle from Yankee candle, there’s a waxiness to the taste as well. I usually stay away from black teas flavored to be like desserts, it’s just too risky.
Mellow and malty with a slight sweetness. Like others have said it is a little mellow and not as peppery as they describe. I steeped for three minutes I’ll try four next time. I was expecting an almost spicy aftertaste and instead its more of a subtle smokey dark chocolate, but I might be pushing it. Its pretty mellow. I got the adagio sampler package and I’ll see what I think of the other black teas.