This tea is floral bomb! Thank you derk!
Used all she sent me (5+ grams) for my 85 ml gaiwan. Just smelling dry leaves I knew it is going to be light and floral. So, let’s find out how it is. Preheated gaiwan brings indeed floral (jasmine) aroma. Wet leaf more like orchids. Yep, I made superfast (just filled and spilled) rinse. November 2017 harvest.
1st steep, 10-15 seconds long.
Yeah, very floral aroma. Bit of peas as well. In taste thick fllavours of peas, cream, maybe bit of butter. Aftertaste of flowers, bit of cream as well. Whooa.
2nd, 15-20 seconds.
I am not good in recognizing different plant species. But bit of lillac and violets are there for sure. Thick taste.
3rd, 25-30 seconds
Creamy. Buttery, yet smooth! Floral.
4th 40-45 seconds
I really like it. It is like smooth cream; but with floral, orchid, taste.
All following steeps are “same”, but it is so great tea. Long steeps are forgving. One of the best oolongs I had.