8 Tasting Notes
Another cup today, using a 6oz thin-walled porcelain gaiwan I drink about 2 liters. 1 1/2 tbsp of rolled leaves will fill the entire cup! Otherwise, the qi of the oolong is subtle, probably because the tea is of a cheaper quality.
A tea that I have had much experience with. 2tbsp, brewed in gaiwan, I gave away the first steep to a coworker. Decant into a separate gaiwan for cooling and consumption. A nice tea that unfolds into a somewhat sweet liquor that is somewhat fruity.
Drinking this in the “Wu Yi” style with a bunch of tea leaves stacked up (3 tbsp dry!) in a gaiwan makes a smooth, somewhat herbal, very slightly fruity, and malty cup that gives way to an overall sweetness. Unlike some Taiwanese oolongs, this is more of a relaxing tea.
chocolatey, doesn’t really need any sweetener, but best taken while hot or iced
Compared to the premium loose leaf English Breakfast tea from Twinnings, this one is noticeably less bold but still lives up to its moniker. This tea went fairly fast, and I haven’t had the opportunity to purchase more yet. Great with milk and sugar during the day.
2 tsp with a liter of hot water, steep for 4-5 minutes inside of Thermos. Very easy to steep too strong, it will make it taste quite terrible. Good with or without sugar, excellent fragrance.