71 Tasting Notes
Another sipdown. This one was my favorite of the teas in the Upton oolong sampler. It has a light pleasant honey flavor. I certainly wouldn’t mind having more, but at the same time, I’ve found other oolongs I like better, such as David’s vanilla orchid. However, if you’re never had a formosa oolong and want to try some, this would be a great tea to start with.
I’ve really fallen behind on my tealog, but now that I’m looking at so many empty tea tins I realize I better face up to it. So this is the last of the mango tea. I’m sorry it’s gone, but I probably won’t go out of my way to restock it, in part because I didn’t like the base when I first got it. I don’t mind it now, but I wonder if I would have to get accustomed to it all over again after going awhile without drinking it.
Realizing several cups later that this tea is significantly better if, when following the 1 tsp. instructions, you whompingly heap the teaspoon and then maybe add a pinch more. The flavor still doesn’t live up to the aroma (if we were rating teas by smell here, this would score 100. Chocolate and oranges, deeeeeelicious) but at least you can start to see the resemblance.