34 Tasting Notes
So I’m almost out of my sample of this tea. I just couldn’t stop drinking it. These leaves are so flavorful you can just keep on re-steeping them and they never get bitter or overly floral.
I really enjoy drinking darker Oolongs (I dont care for the greener ones) any suggestions on which Oolong I should try next?
So I didn’t think that this would be my cup of tea, and it REALLY wasn’t.
This tea is dark, smokey, and horsey. I couldn’t drink it and didn’t want to smell it.
Point of reference: I literally cant swallow lapsang souchong. But my Uncle loves that tea and really enjoyed this one as well, I’ll just steer clear from now on.
I bought this tea sample on impulse.
This is a very light VERY floral Oolong. I have had greenish Oolongs before, and they just really aren’t my thing at all.
Objectively speaking, if you like green Oolongs, I think your will like this. The tea in this teabag is high-quality full leaf tea. Strong aroma, light, subtly sweet, FLORAL, and not at all bitter.
I just cant get myself to like this type of tea. I find them so floral that they verge on soapy – kind of like biting into a cardamom pod – too much of a good thing.
I was surprised to discover that I hadn’t already rated this lovely Ceylon so here it goes:
In my book, this is the archetype of a high quality Ceylon.
You get what you see: the hand rolled leaves you see in the image are exactly what you get, once steeped they unfurl and give off that wonderful earthy-Ceylon smell. None of that menthol aroma on these tea leaves.
This tea has both earthy and floral notes, and its a lovely amber color. As the tea cools the earthiness becomes more predominant. When piping hot – my favorite way to drink tea – the steam an floral aroma mix and its not so bad to be awake in the early morning. The smooth floral flavor has an elusive hint of fruit that I just cant put my finger on.
This also makes a delicious iced tea with or without lemon.
Yesterday when at Radiance I bought some sample sized packages of teabags. One of them was their Oriental Beauty.
This tea was wonderful. It has a sweet honey aroma. It’s smooth, milky, and buttery in your mouth with just a hint of fruit as you swallow. Really yum.
The second brewing was just as good as the first – I steeped for about three minutes each time – there was no bitterness in the second steep.
ALSO, the tea in the teabags is high quality, no tea dust.