Let’s try some new oolong now. Well, new and new, it’s from the same sample box that I’ve had for a few months now. I’ve had Darjeeling oolong before, and I remember I found it somewhat boring and ended up giving it away. That turned out to be a good decision because the recipient really liked it. I seem to recall the phrase ‘a cure for the common cold’ being involved.
So I’m not really getting my hopes up for this one, you understand.
The sample I got was enormous! Seriously big. I think they must have put more in there than they had in the others, because I swear it’s not just all leaf size. The leaves are large, but they’re not that large.
The aroma is oolong-y and darjeeling-y, so no surprises there. There is a grassy sweetness to it and something that promises that almost-mint-y cool sour aftertaste.
There’s a distinctly roasted flavour here, and around it some sour-y grass-y notes ending up in that cool-ish aftertaste I mentioned before. And that’s really it. That’s all there is to it. Try as I might I can’t come up with anything else to say about it.
Once again darjeeling oolong as a type has failed to wow me. It’s not a bad tea at all. There’s nothing wrong with the flavour. It’s just not very interesting.