I have to say that this takes the prize for worst flavored oolong I have ever tried. The leaves smell of vitamins and minerals, which would be great if I were trying to drink a supplement. It’s like saying Ovaltine smells like chocolate…right.
My first brew at 195 yielded chalky vitamin water that vaguely tasted of milk. The thick mouthfeel is pretty much all I can credit this for. It smells vitaminy too. My husband, who had no idea that I was even making tea, said that whatever I am eating right now smells like the dentist’s office. I didn’t smell it, but the experience is about as pleasant as a dentist’s office.
Brewed again at 212 to fix the chalkiness or something, and it seems to have boiled away the flavor. Now I’m getting the grassy floral of a really cheap TGY.