265 Tasting Notes
This is one of my two favourite fruit oolongs, both from Lupicia. Great balance between the pineapple flavour and the flavour of the tea.
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Another favourite. This is a delicate tea that manages to be anything but dull. Complex and very distinctive in flavour.
Working my way through some favourites this week. When a fruit flavoured tea misses the mark, it tends to really miss the mark. But when it works, it’s… this.
I’m not a big fan of black teas, but this one is mild enough to suit me. Good flavour without being overpowering and works well with a little honey added. Brewed for four minutes with water just under boiling point (95C).
Only a few teaspoons of leaves left, and I’m not buying any more tea before I go overseas in a couple of weeks. I’m really going to miss this one once it’s all gone!
Teas with this many elements to them can be iffy, but this one turned out to be beautifully balanced. The aroma is sweet, but not overpoweringly so, and the mix of green and white tea with all the other flavours results in a subtle, complex tea. Steeped for about three minutes at 85C.
Not bad if you’re in the mood for a gentle minty green tea. The spearmint stands out from the other flavours, and it also lingers the most. I steeped this for two minutes at 80C this time, but I’ll think I’ll leave it a fraction longer next time and see if I can draw a little more flavour out of it.
Trying this again, still at 55C but steeping for only one minute this time. Well, that’s got rid of the astringency that started to creep in after the extra half a minute, but it’s also lost a lot of the flavour. It’s produced a cup of tea that’s pale and weak instead of delicate and rich. I’m really disappointed in this tea and won’t be buying it again.
Was in the mood for something a bit sweet last night, and this tea was the perfect fit.
Back to this one today. I actually paid attention to what I was doing and got it right this time. Mmmm.