I just absolutely adore the appearance of most green oolongs -individual, jade green leaves curled up into beads. And this one is just like that, too. It is so easy to measure out tea leaves shaped in this way.
Since I am a huge fan of green oolongs, even though I definitely haven’t had all of them, I thought there wouldn’t be too much that could surprise me about this one. Yet, the floral notes of this bright and sunny yellow concoction seemed quite unique! There was something delicate, but not necessarily I’m-striving-to-find-the-notes mild, about it. It is definitely not as fragrant and perfumey as the dong ding from Eco-Cha, it seems in some ways like its shy sister.
It is a delicious oolong and the only reason my rating is a little lower than I initially planned is because most of its sophistication is gone on the second steep. While second steep was strong, it just tasted pretty mundane and generic-kind-of-oolong-like. Perhaps I should try different temperature / time for the resteep next time?