I like Silk Road Tea’s Source Mountain oolong better, but this is still very tasty. I don’t have much experience picking out notes in tea but even I can tell this one is complex. It leaves an aftertaste that I would describe as toasty/fruity, and actually kind of starchy; it reminded me of the taste of uncooked pasta. I couldn’t get enough. I found the roasty starchy flavor more in the second steep and more of the fruitiness in the third steep. This tea is fun to sip slowly and just enjoy. 1 tsp per 12 oz of water at 195 degrees for two minutes at first infusion and at three minutes for the subsequent ones.
One Bush Oolong (Wu Dong Dan Cong)
Classed as a single-trunk oolong, the tea leaves are harvested from trees that have been cultivated for years to reach this shape and unusual quality. This is a famous tea grown in the Feng Huang area in the Phoenix Mountains of Guangdong Province. Made of long, thin leaves crafted by artisans, then high-fired to a deep brown-red leaf color in wicker baskets over wood charcoal, the taste is toasty, full of aroma and fruity notes. This tea is a real treat as it will unleash a wealth of nectar-like tastes and provide multiple steeps.