I open up the package to be greeted by big, thick, dark leaves & a distinctive rock & roast smell.
This is a mellow rock oolong, no astringency or bitterness, a little drying, with a soft thick mouth. The roast is not overpowering in any way, and tastes to me a lot like some of the aged oolongs in the 2015 group buy. To me its a classic mineral taste with a bit of trees thrown in there, but firmly in the medium with everything, except caffeine. I didnt get much in the way of fruitiness that was listed on the website, but my taste has been a bit bad due to blocked nose recently. maybe a slight cream in there, but hidden under the mellow fluffiness.
It feels like this tea has a slightly higher caffeine content than I prefer – I can feel an elevated heart rate & a ‘firmness’ on my body. – But im really sensitive and wimpy when it comes to this, so other peoples mileage will definitely vary.
I think anyone who likes rock oolong with a medium, mellow, aged taste to it, but also with a caffeine kick will like this tea, fo sho! Had to put that in there somewhere didnt i :P
I have been grandpa styling everything recently for convenience, and 3g just off boiling 12oz water.
Flavors: Cream, Mineral, Roasted, Wet Rocks, Wood