I was rather excited about this one – at first – then I looked at all of the THREE ratings – and they were all in the 30s!!!! Oye! I’m trying to keep an open mind tho! So…I noticed people complained about the burnt and bitter notes so I was short on the infusion. So far so good! This seems to work to almost rid those claims!
I’m tasting something creamy but not a lot of caramel and I’m not really associating this as an oolong based on flavor or feel – I wouldn’t be able to tell in a blind taste test…I guess.
It leaves a strange creamy-peach-butter-type after taste. Another strange trait is that post infusion the tea was cloudy – something I wasn’t expecting.
Not wonderful but I wouldn’t say it’s horrible either. At a gentler infusion time – like around a minute or so – this is sipable – but the flavors are conflicting and don’t really jive quite right. I’m not really a fan of the after taste but again I have had worse.
I found it to be more bearable than the other 3 people apparently but I don’t think I would buy it for myself or anyone else! I am glad I got to try it and I am rather giddy with my short infusion time that I avoided the major complaints of the other tasters.
On to the next :)