Mandala tea, what are you doing to me? i just placed an order yesterday. Couple hours later i got a swap package from TranquiliTea81 with this tea.
1 tsp 4oz gaiwan 195F
rinse 5/5/10/10/15/20 then i just lost count of time and steeps.
1st steep fresh peach. Smells like peach, taste like peach. Delicate and sweet. its kind like Oriental Beauty but still different.
2nd steep peach and white grape and some nutty flavor.
In later steeps peach fades, not completely, but grape becomes stronger. Muscatel flavors become dominant.
this is such unique oolong. what a transformation: from Oriental Beauty to Darjeeling, not 1st flush grassy and not 2nd flush bold stone fruits. Something in between (I’m not an expert in Darjeeling tea, i wonder if there is a crop between 1st flush and 2nd).
This tea is like champagne. Fine, delicate and strong in the same time. with later steeps it becomes sweeter. i haven’t noticed any earthiness though, I was expecting it because its Yunnan.
I’m madly in love with this tea. I’m thankful being part of Steepster community. I would never discover such fine tea I’m drinking on my own. Thank you TranquiliTea81 for this awesome swap.
PS I need to place another order
Flavors: Grapes, Honey, Hops, Nuts, Peach