One of SRT’s Phoenix Bird oolongs from last year’s (2011) growing season. As with most stem-twisted oolongs I’ve tried, these leaves take time to unfurl. Brews a nice amber-brown liquor. Aroma is floral but very sweet, almost to the point of being cloying, which doesn’t quite match its flat, astringent taste. It doesn’t offer many subsequent steepings. Not a bad tea, but with so many exceptional oolongs out there, I have no desire to purchase another gao shan.
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