This is a very nice oolong. Thank you so much, Stacy, for sending me this sample. (I read afterward that this is normally not available as a sample, so QUADRUPLE THANKS!!)
I did mine western style, but I imagine this would have been even more amazing gongfu style.
It started with very rich roasty notes, like deep dark chocolate. mmmm. The sip somehow left that darkness behind, ending almost a touch sweet, almost sweet, kind of like when you’re making caramel and the phone rings so you get pulled away at just the wrong moment, and it gets too dark, but somehow you managed to save it before it was black but it’s still almost there, too dark for what you wanted to use it for, but still good for something.
It lingers. It envelops. It made me yearn for another sip. And another, until I was almost gulping it down. I really enjoyed this.
the resteep didn’t taste quite as dark chocolaty, instead being more roasty toasty, but the not quite sweet was still there.