Another fortuitous Teavivre sample from Virginia! The leaves are green, brown and rolled. I like oolongs better when they’re rolled. Idk why. It’s completely superficial, but that’s the way it is with me lol.
In my notes (this is still part of my backlog), I have “leaves smell good!” Thanks past MJ, that’s soooo helpful :-/. From what I remember, I was impressed with how fresh this tea smelled. It’s a very subtle light yellow-green and has a great mouthfeel. I steeped it 15/15/30/40 sec.
1st steep: very creamy with a honey sweet finish and a hint of mineral
2nd steep: slightly less creamy with a more floral character. A slight astringency emerges
3rd steep: Total flip-flop from the last steep! The mineral taste has fled and the creaminess is back.
4th steep: repeat of the 3rd. Yum :)