Time for my daily Oolong fix! What a delightful time of day it is!
Having a “daily Oolong” is something that is fairly recent for me. I would try an Oolong, fall in love with it (this happens with almost every Oolong I try!) and then I’d put it away and hoard it… deciding it was far too special and needed to be preserved and cherished. Finally, one day I realized I wasn’t doing me or the tea any favors by hiding it away and not drinking it. So now, I celebrate and cherish Oolong in a different way – by trying to make time for it every day!
I have but just enough for another day of this Formosa Pouchong – but oh how I’ve enjoyed it. Buttery, smooth, luxurious mouthfeel! Lovely! So good.
The best part is that more infusions will follow! One of the things I really love about Oolong tea!
OoOoOoOo-long! Delightful! Pleasant aroma – floral, vegetative – much the way I would think a meadow kissed with spring flowers would smell in the morning after a light rain.
Even more delightful than the aroma is the flavor! Floral notes, buttery, even a hint of fruit hits my palate. And of course, a hint of vegetation. Not strong… but it seems to linger lightly in each layer of flavor of this complex cup.
Several more infusions to follow!
I shall miss this one! It is so delightful. Here is my full-length review of it: http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=11844
Brewed my second infusion of these leaves. I actually brought the water to a boil this time as I wasn’t standing over the kettle to monitor it, so I allowed the tea to cool a bit before adding it to the leaves (I generally will pour the boiling water into a cool teapot, and wait a minute, and I find that this cools the water enough to add to this greener Oolong).
The flavor of the second infusion is very much like the first. Perhaps a little more vegetative quality.
I don’t sweeten this tea – doesn’t need it! Save the sweetener for flavored teas! This one is perfect!
I managed to get four very flavorful infusions out of these leaves. I probably could have extracted a fifth, but, the fourth infusion was a little weaker than the three previous, so I decided it was time to move on.
A most heavenly Oolong!