Dry – this smells like a combo of Raspberry, Peach, and Apricot trying to hide underneath the Dan Cong Oolong! Natural notes, of course!
OH!!! Almost forgot…special thanks to my Sororitea Sister LiberTeas for this one!
Post infusion – this smells like various fruits, nuts, and woodsy and peppery notes.
My first sip was a slightly bitter-wood, pepper, pecans, and a VERY dark spinach leaf type taste combo!
After my taste-sensors adjusted to this intense flavor I could pick up on Hazelnuts and a hint of nectarine or peach…but the bitter-peppery-wood flavor is certainly in the forefront.
This is much more intense than I thought it would be…which is a nice surprise considering all of the mellower oolongs I have had the last several days but I think a more toned down woodsy flavor and more of that natural fruit notes and cocoa mentioned in the description is what I have been longing for in this one.
It’s a powerful oolong and it’s pretty good but I am feeling like I missed something in this…perhaps in the 2nd or 3rd infusion those notes will pop thru.