Another sample from the wonderful folks at Tealet. This one is a dark green coloured classical looking oolong. There is a slight floral scent from the dried leaves, nice and subtle.
Creamy, very creamy and smooth tea, slightly floral. I don’t get any toffee. the flavours are oh so subtle. Not in your face like some oolongs that I have enjoyed in the past. There is a tiny amount of bitterness but it works in the tea’s favour as it cuts through the rich creamyness. Very silky mouth-feel.
For the second infusion I steeped the leaves with less water, 120 ml, and for longer duration of time, 5 minutes. Really silky mouth-feel. Almost a sea-weed, nori-like taste from the tea this time around. Still very little bitterness, yet more of a floral aspect for the second round with a hint of toffee.
You can tell when great care and love has went into the production of a tea and with the quality of this tea you know that the people at Goe tea give a damn. A fine oolong this is.
Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Floral, Orchids, Toffee