This is the first tea I’m trying from my Secret Santa Ross Duff!!! I am excited to try this one – I love the fact that the leaves are from tea trees from the 1930s, and that it was roasted in a traditional (fascinating!) manner! Read the description if you get a chance :) I decided to brew it in a Western style because I have my brewing mug with me but not my wee oolong pot.
First sip: Interesting! I’ve never had a tea which tastes so fruity yet so roasted at the same time! I also taste a subtle flavor that is almost like a pina colada! That creamy pineappley coconutty flavor – after I swallow. This tea has a lovely, long finish! I am astonished by this tropical note! I finished this cup so quickly!
The second steep is rounder and more put together. A little less roasted, a little sweeter, less dramatic. I really couldn’t tell you which I prefer! I haven’t done a lick of work yet because I’m so entranced by the complexity of this tea! Uh oh!
I expect to be enjoying this one for at least two more steeps! I’ll edit this note to let you all know what I tasted :) I am so glad I got a chance to try such a unique tea, Ross. You’ve inspired me to seek out some medium to dark oolongs for my tea cabinet – I love them and hardly have any. Thank you again!