This is a beautifully fragrant mountain oolong that presents a very good value. Moreover, it can be drunk on empty stomach with no issue whatsoever. The dry leaves smell of cookies and coconut, while the wet leaves have a pungent floral aroma with a sausage tone to it.
The taste progression is roughly the following. The onset is grassy and fruity, transforming into a tart, vegetal taste soon. The finish is quite savoury with strong umami, followed by a sweet, floral aftertaste. It’s a delicate and nuanced flavour. I get notes of custard, baked apple, apple skins and courgette. In the later infusions, the sweetness intensifies.
The protracted aftertaste is cooling and biting, with notes of butter and sugar. As for the texture, it is mouth-watering, very slick, buttery and medium bodied. I also found the tea to leave me fairly uplifted on every occassion I drunk it.
Flavors: Apple Skins, Butter, Candied Apple, Coconut, Cookie, Custard, Freshly Cut Grass, Fruity, Grass, Meat, Sugar, Sweet, Tart, Umami, Vegetal, Zucchini