The first thing that I noticed when I brewed this tea was the aroma. I don’t know how I didn’t notice it last time, but this tea smells almost exactly like my Da Hong Pao. I also was rather generous with the amount of leaves I used, so the plum flavors were overshadowed by darker flavors, for lack of a better word. It actually did taste like an Oolong (not that I’m complaining), but I suspect that the plum and caramel flavors will develop during the next infusion.
The second infusion is noted by the development of the plum flavors, as well as a general sweetening of the tea. That being said, the still is still remarkably similar to a Oolong, just fruitier.
The third (and final) infusion was very sweet, with the plum flavors really starting to assert themselves. It’s a shame that I started brewing this tea so late in the day, as I probably could have gotten two more infusions out of it. The tea had just finally started to develop complex flavors, and it’s really a shame to waste it…
Regardless, I’ seriously considering getting more of this tea after I work through some more of my current stash. The intense flavor is very attractive, and the natural sweetness of the tea makes it very appealing for a weekend tea, where I can dedicate hours of time to drinking it.