drank Red Water Oolong by Liquid Proust Teas
1313 tasting notes

From a group buy, how long ago now.

I like to brew this long, otherwise I find the flavor too light. A resinous-bready undertone and mineral baked plum-apricot-quince midtone are greeted by the forward honey-caramel-redfruit sweetness and muted floral nature that roasted oolong can have. The aftertaste reminds strongly of black grape skins. Brewing this long brings out a tongue-numbing and tingly bitter-tannic quality that may put others off but I find it especially satisfying in the moment. Gently grounding energy this evening, much needed after a morning at work where I thought for sure my head was going to spin right off.

Flavors: Apricot, Bread, Camphor, Caramel, Cream, Dark Bittersweet, Floral, Grape Skin, Honey, Mineral, Plum, Quince, Red Fruits, Resin, Roasty, Tangy, Tannin

205 °F / 96 °C 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

January is like that at my work, too.

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January is like that at my work, too.

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