Phew. I haven’t posted anything in such a long while, so I thought I’d get back in to making Tasting Notes. I do have all of the 12 Days of Christmas teas to review, and I do now have babysitting money with which to buy teas (WAHOO) and come my birthday (March the fifth, if you’re curious) I will definitely have some teas to trade or some Davids cards for buying tea. Really, my lack of tea notes over the last year or so has been because a) I don’t have ordering anything-I-want-online capabilities, b) I grow, and clothes are still a higher priority than tea, and b) I was away for the summer, guys, at camp, where i had to speak spanish, and I’m pretty sure that if I’d brought tea they would’ve confiscated it anyway.
So here I am. With this Tie Kwan Yin. I really like straight Oolongs, and am still divided on flavored oolong; I think I just like straight oolong too much for flavoring. Last week, I went into Davids with the above babysitting money to purchase the Guangzhou Milk Oolong, which is my fave thing ever. I haven’t had a significant amount of Oolong in my house for a while, so I was rather excited. However, upon entering the store, i found I DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY. So I bought this. Which isn’t an altogether bad thing.
I do like this tea a lot, and I’ve had it multiple times over the long weekend. I steep it for about five minutes. It’s grassy and floral and sweet. Simultaneously. Wow. I always fall for the smell of Oolong, and this one is no exception. It’s really a rather nice, not-too-pricy oolong. Although it’s definitely not as good as the milk oolong, I wholly enjoy having this in my cabinet.