59 Tasting Notes
Okay, so in a previous review, I stated that i was looking for a bolder oolong… something with a little more kick… and i do believe i found it.
Thanks goes to Ost for hooking me up with this guy…
And a small disclaimer- I do believe this is the right tea, however, there were two options when i searched for this tea… so
This one wowed me a little more than the last i think. I had a beautiful roasted flavor and aroma from the get. I love it.
Okay So, I am catching up a tad because I have no data on my phone and not wireless at home. According to my notes, i drank this on 10/16, so…
First things first, Thank you to Ost (don’t know how to bold) for this wonderful sample. She took wondrous care of me in our swap, which her kindness left me feeling inspired because of her amazing generosity yet painfully downtrodden because i had no idea she would be sending me so much, and didn’t match her appropriately, but anyway…
I am in love with Oolong. It, Thus far, is my all time favorite straight tea. Having said that though, I am still developing my pallet and am still a little green as far as reviews go. I loved this tea, and its the first really Tie Guan Yin that i have tried by that name. It was special to me because i had heard so much about how amazing this tea was, how it would change me forever about oolong.
And it did… kinda
The dry leaves were very aromatic, smelling of fresh flowers (lilac, maybe… of honeysuckle). I love opening the little baggy and being taken to another place. Steeping the leaves were a breeze, because of my new Yixing so my steepings were as follows:
1st- 45 Seconds. Beautiful aroma and light colour liquor. Very light flavor.
2nd- 1min15sec. Bolder coloured cup, a lot more flavor. still floral.
3rd- 1min45sec. Began to taste a buttery warmth, like that of a smokey or roasted tea (which would make sense)
4th- 2min15sec. Became very…light. Lost a lot of the aroma and flavor.
I did like this tea and it did spark my interest about what else there might be out there, but i must admit, i was expecting something a little more bold, i think… something more roasted and smoky… But certainly not upset. Thank you Ost :)
Flavors: Butter, Flowers, Roasted
So, Ost hooked me up with this one and I will doing a full review of it in due time. I just wanted to let everyone know that in may not be on tomorrow because it my second anniversary with my darling girlfriend Elaine :) . I may be on shortly but if not, I will be on Sunday. After this, its ho!w free until my birthday on November 14. Thanks for making my days so much more doable and keeping me going. I couldnt do it with out you all.
Have a wonderful day tomorrow.
Its a little sweet for my liking as is…. Very deep tones of apple and plum… i had to add cream to this guy to break up the sweetness a little. Overall not diappointed, but i wish it would have been more apple spice, less plum sweet. This guy plays well with Caramel Almond…
Flavors: Apple Candy, Cinnamon, Plums