My last sample from Tea Avenue. The base is an Alishan, a Jin Xuan picked at 1200 meters. The degree of oxidation is inevitably low, 2 on a scale of 10 (I love those details from the Tea Ave.)
Although we have some osmanthus flowers mixed with the Alishan it is not profusely. I’m sick so I will not go into the description of the smell of the leaf. Fortunately my taste is not yet affected by the cold.2 minutes into a boiling water and small flowers rise to the surface, they are very present in the end, they were hiding between the leaves.
Once drained, we can not see them again too … it’s an Osmanthus hide and seek game.
The liquor is of course very pale, a very pale yellow like Alishan have the secret.
The taste is pleasant : a refreshing Alishan with nice floral notes.
Was it a good idea to have choosen this one for the morning? … Not sure. I think this tea is perfect for the evening (well for my taste). This is undeniably a tea very good. This is not my favorite type of tea but it doesn’t shadow all its qualities. Thank you so much Heidi at Tea Avenue for this sample.
Pics of my session are available here : https://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/2015/02/21/osmanthus-oolong-tea-ave/