328 Tasting Notes
What a wonderful oolong! I am backlogging as I had this one as my last tea of 2010 on New Year’s Eve and was a perfect selection. I noted honey and spicy, yes spicy flavors. This was juicy w/a discernable tickle on the tongue. This is one oolong that I would recommend and am looking forward to trying the rest of my Cloudwalker teas. No roasted flavors , no vegetative, no florals.
This was a delightful oolong. It is my first Dan Cong and I think this could be one of my favorites. It is bold flavor w/o an obvious roasting flavor. There were some subtle honey and fruity notes.
Until I re-read this descrption (after drinking), I did not realize this oolong was flavored w/osmanthus. I think I want to try some others that are not flavored w/osmanthus. At longer steeping times, this tea had a definite pucker that could have been contributed by the osmanthus.
I will start off by saying what this is not: not vegetative, not floral, not milky, not roasted or not toasty. Call me strange- but this tastes like clover, yes a clover- the flower associated w/3-leaf clover. This is a nice relaxing oolong.
this is one syrup-y brew. Tried it w/milk this time and 1/2 tsp of sugar for 16 oz. This definitely cuts down on the “chinese tea” syrup flavor. I am still not sure if I am detecting cocoa notes. But I am defintely picking up some fruity- merlot-y flavors…
For a lightly oxidized oolong- this is wonderful. No vegetative taste, Just light and floral. In fact, this has opened my eyes to lighter oolongs. So far, I have been pleased w/the quality of the American Tea Room.
this tastes like golden monkey concentrate. In fact, the brewed liquor seems to have a syrupy texture which is odd. I was thinking this was going to be a Dawn replacement and well, it does not have similar cocoa undertones- it is a wonderful black tea.
love the toasty coconut flavor and the black tea base has no astringency or bitterness and blends perfectly w/the coconut flavor. Even better is that the toasty coconut flavor seems natural and not syrupy. A great blend.
I steep this one for 4 mins about 1 tablespoon for 16 ozs. This is one of my favorite black teas. It is a change up from the standard black yunnans that I like. Yet it has similar qualities as a true Chinese tea as I find it drinkable w/o sugar (unlike assams). And at the longer steep time, I can detect a subtle burnt sugar flavor?
The most chocolate-y blend ever. Do not be afraid of the rooibos. The chocolate smothers the ickiness of the rooibos……So far, I have been impressed w/the quality of American Tea Room…..
This is similar to a chocolate/coconut puerh I had from David’s tea but this one is better. With the addition of the pepper, the spiciness is a perfect foil for the puerh. In fact, if you are looking for a strong chocolatey tea, I would look elsewhere. The spicy pepper defintely predominates….