Today I decided to revisit the Month of April selections from the Verdant TOMC. I’m gradually dismantling the file boxes that I’ve been storing those teas in, drinking through each month & then moving any teas I still have from that month to join their brethren in the shelves that are organized by type. So all the Tieguanyins will share a space, for example, instead of having them spread out in TOMC files, etc.
The April TOMC box featured 3 oolongs, with this one being the first.
Nuggets of green & gray, with a lighty green & floral aroma. Once I warmed the leaf in a hot dry Gaiwan, essence of apricot & yellow spring flowers arose.
The early steeps were lightly sweet & floral, with a tangy Apricot that gradually built up, so that the middle cups were thick, sweet, & tangy, with a pinch of salt. Later steepings took on the flavor of cream & apricot, with a citrus after-glow.