This tea is my relaxing after a whirlwind morning. I got up, made coffee for my sweetie, made french toast for three and then when all that was done, took the hot water left in the kettle and made tea. I steeped this cup for a cool 9 minutes, and even when I took the leaves out, they were only beginning to unfurl, still all crinkly from being rolled up.
This tea really benefits from a long steep, though I think it brews up better with slightly hotter water than I used. It has a beautiful, full mouth buttery flavour that overlays a light, nuttiness. There’s a hint of dry mouth feel on the finish, but no astringency, and the faintest floral note.
Such a lovely cup, and a lovely way to start the day. I’m looking forward to my second steep of these leaves, and what comes out.
Definitely a more complex and full mouth flavour than the milk oolong from DAVID’s Tea.
Flavors: Butter, Cream, Floral, Nutty, Umami