Writing a review as I ride to a funeral. Yesterday I drank this tea and it was wonderful…. But thoughts: my family kind of deemed me to be the family member who is going to hell when I started dying my hair and getting piercings so I’m not close to them. These family events are awkward because I disagree with them on so much. Religion is a touchy subject because they are going to say so and so is looking down on us from heaven now… Ugh, I’ll leave that idea alone though.
Anyways. Moving in two days and the place was flooded. Now I get to find out how I’ll switch everything over to the other unit they offered instead. What a fun day, and I had no idea the funeral was today until two hours ago. Stressed x100
So this tea smells wonderful like a dark chocolate that’s dusted with cocoa. The brew comes out much lighter than expected. The nutty notes from the dong ding are so faded and taken over by the disaapering roast that has turned into a charcoal chocolate with some burnt sugar. When a roast is done right and the tea is stored correctly you get an almost dry caramel taste because the sweetness from the tea can shine over the harsh roast but it is faded due to the leaf losing its vibrancy. This is a wonderful tea and can easily hit a top 10 for aged oolong because of its unexpected notes that pop. I didn’t even brew this carefully either which means it can be even better :)