888 Tasting Notes
There is a local shop called Yan-Tsu Hong herbs that sells Chinese herbs, medicines, and teas—-Regina friends, have you been here? It is right by Cuppa’T. A few years ago, I tried their Iron Buddha tea (Tiekuanyin—it says on the label) and hated it but that was before I appreciated and knew how to brew oolong teas. Trying it today, I know my tastes have changed because I am really enjoying this. It is buttery and floral with vegetal notes. This is a decent green oolong.
I think that I will brew it at a lower temp next time though to see if that brings out more sweetness.
This tea is delicious. The aroma of honey fills my kitchen. The first note that I get is honey. It has a full, silky mouthfeel with vanilla and cloves in the background. There is a limitless bit of earthiness hiding in the background.
The resteep was a little less sweet and silky but still excellent!