257 Tasting Notes
I’m finally sipping this tea down!
Took me long enough. Phew. I need to stop hoarding the tea like I’ll never see it again.
Anyways, I’m on my first cup of this and I’m realizing that now every time I brew a black tea, I just want my beloved Laoshan Black. Other black teas, regardless of region, are not pleasing me.
This one is nice though. I really appreciate the sweetness in the tea. It’s thicker, but not in the creamy broth way… it’s more syrupy. I also get a nice cooling tingle on the top of my tongue. Second steeping is a little creamier and has a smokiness which is interesting.
It’s a good tea, not extremely sad to see it go though.
Thank you Angel from Teavivre for this sample!
It’s delicious. The first osmanthus oolong I have ever tried. I talked to my friend about this before when he found out I had a tea addiction. He said it was very popular in China. I had been wanting to get my hands on some so I’m so glad I get this opportunity.
The first steep is delightful. Peachy notes with a nice green floral oolong. They balance each other nicely.
As I get into the second steep, a creaminess develops and it changes to a creamy peach. I really am adoring the floral but brothy oolong as a nice counterbalance.
The third and fourth steeps are lesser versions of the second steep. The fourth steep got to be a little unexciting, but that’s to be expected.
Overall – this is a delicious oolong!
I had this tea this morning to wake me up. I had little sleep and a presentation. Blarg.
After sitting in my mug for a few hours, I finally found some time to drink it!
Delicious. This reminded me of avocado today. A lot. As in I stopped listening for a minute to a presentation to admire the avocado ‘texture’ and flavour I was getting.
It also gave me a really nice happy feeling… I definitely felt a little more awake then I did before I drank it. It wasn’t a coffee type awake though, more of a body energy.
More steeps to go :)
Now hopefully I get over my caffeine withdrawals soon so this headache goes away. I knew I shouldn’t be drinking that much coffee.
Edit: onto steep number 3 with this tea. It’s now transformed into holy basil and some citrus, though mild citrus that works in synergy with the basil notes. Delightful
This tea is so delicious.
I’m steeping some up at work and all I can think of is caramel brownies with some TGY creaminess/florals (Currently on steep number two). There is a definite BRR stone texture to this tea.
Crazy business. It’s a taste mixture of a spring TGY oolong, roasted Wuyi, and Laoshan black.
It will be a sad day when I have my final packet of this.
Edit I did not read the description of this tea until after I posted the note. Crazy… it really is a hybrid of all three teas essentially. I’m impressed with my tongue at the moment haha
This tea was a nice black that definitely was a mix between black and oolong. There was lovely roasty notes characteristic of an oolong, but nicely balanced with a malty sparkly black tea taste.
I definitely pick up on malty cacao with jasmine and a buttery zing I associate with avocado.
It is a lovely tea and I am glad I got the opportunity to try it
I don’t think this is my kind of black tea. Better yet, I don’t think Yunnans and I get along so well.
I love a strong cocoa malt black tea. This has none of that of course, but I keep wanting it to. It’s very smooth and oily – coconut olive oil type oily….not what I would expect or relate to a black tea.
Maybe I need a few more rounds with this. I still have an ounce left so we have some time to get to know each other more. I’m still a skeptic though.