658 Tasting Notes
I finally got around to trying one of my Tea Licious samples! Yikes.
This one reminded me a lot of DAVIDsTEA’s Long Life Oolong, flavouring-wise. That is a peach-flavoured oolong, so it will be interesting to try the Tea Licious peach oolong I also have. However, the oolong is much nicer. It’s fresh and green and stands up to the flavour really well. The flavouring is alright. I’m not a huge fan as I get a bit of the same slightly soapy quality from it as I do from Long Life Oolong. Overall, good but not stellar. I’m looking forward to the peach.
I think I am officially over ordering tea from the US, for the most part. I’ve found great options from the UK, and I cannot get over the difference in shipping cost. Also, I placed my order on May 29 around noon (i.e. end of working day in the UK), and I just received it on June 2. This is blowing my mind.
Anyway, on to the tea itself. This has plenty of green in it, though less than the Jungpana. The dry leaf smells quite like hay. The liquor is nice and gold-amber, and yum! This is definitely less green-tasting than the Jungpana and with a bit more body. Deliciously smooth and sweet.
I only got two infusions out of this (spring 2011) before deciding I need something strong and black to encourage me to stay awake to study. It’s a shame. This is really nice, fresh-tasting, and refreshing. A little bit buttery, but lighter than the description makes me think it’ll be. Hopefully I will find time for the abandoned leaves in the morning.