56 Tasting Notes
Not my favorite black or my favorite Rishi, but a decent cup a tea. It’s a pretty complex flavor for black tea. The flavor is somewhere between nutty and smokey. I think. It’s a bit hard to describe. I always drink this with a slice of lemon because it tastes like it needs something.
There are a few flavors that I really dislike and pineapple is one of them. But I was possessed the day I bought this. Turned out I actually kind of liked it. I can drink it when I’m in the right mood. The pineapple somehow melds really well with the other flavors. Not sure what other flavors are in there though. Mango? Orange?
For some reason I always have to steep this one way longer than the brewing suggestions.
I’d say it’s an ok tea. The dried leaves have a strong aroma but the flavor is more mild. It’s a good fruity base for blending with other teas. By itself it sometimes tastes like it’s missing something.
I found the flavors in this oolong the ones I like the least (i.e., cinnamon, pineapple.) I mixed the few teaspoons I had left with a few teaspoons I had of Sweet Fruit Garden, an herbal blend. I was hoping to cut down on the flavors I don’t like so much and increase the ones I like more such as berries. And this is a recommended blend by the company. But now it just tastes like Christmas in my mouth. Would be spectacular after some wassailing but not exactly what I’m looking for on a morning in August.