In recent years, several Oolong productions from central Yunnan have emerged on the international market, often from Taiwanese cultivars, most commonly Qing Xin as is the case with this one.
It is a well-balanced tea, the mild roast brings out nice fruity sweetness and acidity to complement the perfumy, floral and relatively vegetal character. The aromas are fairly weak generally, and remind me of sweet perfume and grass flowers.
The taste also has a decent bitterness to it, as well as some nutty undertones. However, main flavours are in the neighborhood of plums, peach pits, acorn, dry grass, and nectar.
Where the tea really shines is the smooth metallic and powdery mouthfeel, and especially its pungent and lasting mineral aftertaste. The returning flavours include ones like fenugreek leaves, lychee, leafy vegetables (chard), and butter among others.
Flavors: Bitter, Butter, Dry Grass, Floral, Flowers, Fruity, Grass, Lychee, Metallic, Mineral, Nutty, Peach, Perfume, Plants, Pleasantly Sour, Plum, Smooth, Stonefruit, Sweet, Vegetables, Vegetal