1232 Tasting Notes
This is pretty solid black tea from Adagio teas!
It is chocolately and fruity, with a nice amount of mineral. It is smooth, never getting dry or bitter no matter how long you steep it. I found it did better western style to get those chocolate notes out. Gongfu gave some great infusions, but got mineral heavy at the end. It is up to you.
Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/fujian-rain-fujian-baroque-adagio-teas/ (also with Fujian Rain)
This tisane is made of cacao shell, making for dark chocolate strong tea. It reinfuses well too. It is pretty strong, potent dark chocolate on its own. I find it does magic adding some to my other teas. I’ve even added it to grandpa style and gongfu teas – Milk oolong + Tisano chocolate tea is amazeballz.
Full review and blending ratios on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/tisano-chocolate-tea-review/
Sip down! Seriously, I drank this entire 50g trying to figure out the best way to steep it and never found it. I tried even cutting it with chocolate teas and vanilla beans.
I’ll just deduct this tea sucks. It’s got a bitter burnt coffee vibe, mineraly, yet not very cinnamon or cookie like. It was fishy the first 25g too. Hard pass.
This is the Summer 2016 Oriental Beauty.
This OB tastes very competition style. It is sweet, light, and very floral. The floral and oxidation buzzes together to a peachy like flavor. Later infusions get woodsy, sweet orange, and a bit dry in texture. I got 8 infusions.
Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/tillerman-tea-oolongs-tea-review/ along with 2 other Tillerman Tea oolongs.
Not much info on this tea besides it being a 7 colored leaf green. I got this in the Hawaii collection set from Lupicia in Honolulu.
Admittedly, this tea is old. The leaf is pretty with a mix of cornflowers, red flowers, rose petals, and yellow curly things. Steeping, it smells like licorice. The flavor is a big mix of floral, sharp grassy sencha, sugary candy, and mystery fruit. Papaya?
Well I owned a total of 10oz of this tea. It is good!
It is a ruby 18 processed into a bai mu dan white. It is pretty bombproof, malty, and heavy, yet juicy melon, floral, and honey sweet like a white tea. I find it shines best in an aged white seasoned clay pot or grandpa style. Grandpa style tends to make the refreshing notes of ruby 18 pop a bit more.
Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/red-peony-floating-leaves-tea/
This review is from drinking a cake sample. This puer is a fragrance bomb. It is bright, citrus, sweet, amber, grassy, vegetal at first, then a sweet mineral, pavement, buttery, vegetal finish.
I feel this be a good puer, in its current young state, for an oolong drinker. It’s got that fragrance that you just don’t get in many puer, but what oolongs tend to have.
In comparison to the same priced 2016 We Go High, Tuhao is more approachable as it is less bitter. It is totally for an oolong drinker and a great tea to try if you are new to shengs that are expensive or hate bitterness. You more pro, want epic tea drunk, and got that young sheng gut for bitter – We Go High is a better match for $149 cake.
Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2016-tuhao-fuck-sheng-puer-white2tea/
Great texture on this jing mai sheng – I got nice creamy feels. The flavor notes are sweet vegetal, cream, buttery, wet stones mineral, tobacco, and raisin with a floral fragrance. I also boiled this sheng, so you likely can get sweeter if you played with it. Just a light amount of bitterness, but overall easy to drink and flexible to steep.
Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2013-hummingbird-spring-jing-mai-sheng-puer-bitterleaf-teas/
This little cake is bitttttttter and dry! Underleaf it a bit and flash steep it for awhile. It is a complex tea – wet stones, vegetal, leafy with a heavy pudding texture and big aftertaste fragrance. Drank BD after a month of rest, will need to revisit in a year or two.
Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/november-2016-white2tea-club-feat-2016-b__d_-sheng-puer/
This tea will get you rekt.
The flavor is potent, even in early steeps. Strong vegetal flavor and a good amount of bitterness (think young bulang) and dryness. There is some floral, stone fruit, and buttery flavors. Boiling temperature got some excellent thick texture.
But really, unless you like bitter sheng, you are drinking this to get completely blasted and forget all your worries.
Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2016-go-high-sheng-puer-white2tea/