I love this oolong because I have always had different and high flavor notes each time. I’m gong fuing it properly or more properly by taking my time today, and I’m digging it. Strong aroma with 5 ish grams, and magnolia wafted off heavily in my kitchen. Tasting it, some heavy cassia, cherry, rhaspberry, and honey in the finish. Second steep was more subtle, but very sweet reminding me of ginger and something flowery. I also got a weird note like a white pepper. It’s not really spicy per se, but it’s got a kick.
There are very few aged teas and even fresh teas that has as much flavor and aroma as this aged tea. I’d almost rate it 100-big thing holding me back from going all the way to that rating is that it doesn’t quite have a lot of staying power. I still enjoy every session and don’t feel like I finish it prematurely.
I’ve only made it to steep three, and I never really get bored with it. It doesn’t always last passed four steeps often, and I’ve maybe pushed it back to 6, but I haven’t gone much further yet. I’ve also hoarded it for a few weeks in my stash with the same kind of reverence and neglect of a forgotten pharaoh’s tomb. I even have the statues of Anubis, Horus, and other gods and a nearly dilapidated book shelf to go with theme.
A part of me regrets not getting another 50 grams before it sold out, but I think I have just enough to last me. I also really want to get the Wild Jin Jun Mei maybe. I still have to go through the whopping 500 grams of black tea I’ve got, but I somehow finish the majority of oolong I have year by year. Hopefully, I will be able to hold myself off from this treasure so I can rebury, and then rediscover it over again.
Flavors: Cherry, Creamy, Floral, Fruity, Gardenias, Ginger, Honey, Orchid, Smoke, Smooth, Sweet, Wood