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This is the most amazing osmanthus oolong I’ve ever experienced. It is incredibly smooth without any bitterness even if I don’t steep it exactly to my usual parameters. The osmanthus flowers do not over-perfume or overpower the nice, milk oolong base. Okay, it may not intentionally be a milk oolong base, but in my book it is. I get all of the nutty, buttery flavors of a beautiful milk oolong. This tea is an extraordinary surprise as it’s not even listed as one of their premium teas.
This tea was a complete surprise to me. I ordered it along with a pu-erh to try on a whim. (I had had a terrible experience with another pu-erh.) Yep, two teas at once.
I’d estimate that the steep time was about 3 minutes 30 seconds… about as long as it took me to pay, collect my bags (yes, plural) and walk around the block to my car.
The tea smelled amazingly yummy. I didn’t get to smell the dry tea and didn’t think to ask. I was so in awe of this new tea house. (New to me, that is.) There was absolutely no bitterness to the tea. It had a very full taste to it. Yes, it did have some floral tones to it, but it did not overtake the strong oolong base.
What a curious tea! I’m new to Mao Feng, so maybe I’m doing something wrong, but this tea seems very weak in that I need to steep a lot of leaves for a long time to get any sort of flavor, and even then the liquid is an almost imperceptibly pale golden color. Does anybody else have this issue?
I’ve found that when it’s finally done steeping, though, I’m really fond of this tea. It has a gentle aroma and taste, without the edgy bitterness of some greens. After swallowing, its taste seems to “expand” through my entire mouth with a rush of mellow sweetness. Very pleasant =).
A fan of Dragon Pearl Jasmine, I asked for a similar tea at Goldfish Tea in Royal Oak, MI. They offered a pearl jasmine that had but also offered this as one of their “premium” teas.
The flavor is slightly fuller in comparison to the dragon pearl and has a more “perfumy” scent dry and wet. After three steepings the leaves still produced a fairly consistent flavor.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and would drink it again.