I just got a good report at the dentist and now my teeth are all clean and shiny. So I’m gonna muss them up with some tea! Yay! This one is another one from TeaEqualsBliss – thank you!
The smell is hitting all sorts of notes that I’m familiar with but I can’t quite place. Mango maybe? And maybe Tan Yang? With a dash of something like wet ash? It smells sweet but also smoky. Not Lapsang or Bohea smoky though. Cigarette or cigar smoky.
The taste is pretty much like the smell but in reverse. Wet smoke/ask, some Tan Yang-esque tea, a dash of mango (or something fruity sweet). The cigar smoke taste backs off a bit when it cools, showing up consistently at the tail end, followed by a typical “tea” taste. This reminds me a ton of SpecialTea’s Formosa Fanciest Oolong, but thicker.
I would say that fans of darker oolongs would probably really enjoy this one because it has a very similar taste profile. It’s a good tea, just not entirely up my alley.