2606 Tasting Notes
Yum. I’m getting really addicted to aged oolongs. Love the nuttiness/bakiness. I chilled the second infusion, and it was pretty tasty that way as well.
One thing I did notice is that I do not like this tea hot, as I can’t taste the flavours properly (though the aftertaste is great). I suppose that’s true for most teas I drink, but I particularly noticed it with this one. (AKA if I want this in a travel mug, I should dilute it with some cold water).
Yum! I think I have a soft spot for dong ding oolongs. The first infusion (travel mugged) was a bit light, but the second could have been that of a milk oolong. I don’t get the floral notes like I do with TGYs (which can be overpowering) – it’s just nuttiness, creaminess, and “oolong” flavour. So smooth and delicious.
Thanks for letting me try this Sil!
Tried this brewed hot and chilled… I like it better than a cold brew. I can taste the white tea a lot more, and there’s no astringency. Yum :)
ETA: Hmm. Sadly the leaves have very little flavour after the first infusion, so the second infusion (where I just let them cold brew) was pretty flavourless. Good to note… maybe I should hot/cold brew this one instead (as in, leave the leaves in instead of removing them).
Sipdown! 834. Another quick hot/cold-brew. A very small one, too. Why I didn’t just finish this off last time, I have no idea.
Anyhow, I do quite enjoy the melon flavour in here, but I think I’m not a big fan of unsweet melon, so it would be better with sweetener for me. I’m also not a huge mate fan, though it’s not really noticeable here.
Sipdown! Would have been 830, but I must concede to adding my teas from Cavocorax… so instead, it’s 835. This is a never-ending battle…
Did my hot/cold-steep with this one, e.g. hot brew in half the water (say, 2 minutes at 90C), then add cold water and chill, with the leaves in. It was pretty delicious. I think, in general, I prefer hot/cold steeps to just cold-brewing. They’re a touch more effort, but the taste is better. Lime Chiffon seems to be an exception to this, though (and I’m sure there are others).
Anyhow, this tea’s pretty awesome. Sad to see it go, but it’s a DT permanent, so I’m not too worried about stocking up.