drank Four Seasons by Samovar
69 tasting notes

This is a delicius and complex green oolong. It is a little less heavy and less syrupy than many TGY, but still similar to TGY. I found notes of butter, cinnamon, green beans, milk, bread(!) and, of course, a strong floral component as the oolong unfolded. This one is nice and complex. However, it falls a little short in the mouthfeel for an oolong that has those creamy/buttery notes. I liken it to the difference between the mouthfeel of whole milk and 2% milk with this one offering the mouthfeel of 2%. The other thing to note is that this one does require a nice amount of leaf in order to produce the optimal cup. That said the leaves are beyond beautiful.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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