As terri has said, this is a very mellow, not too shabby oolong. :) yay for random tea from china!
“sipdown! As terri has said, this is a very mellow, not too shabby oolong. :) yay for random tea from china!” Read full tasting note
“Mystery sample #2 from Sil. This one is a nice green oolong with a lovely floral fragrance. The flavor is mellow & comforting. I love the picture on these samples :)” Read full tasting note
“Thanks to Sil for providing this sample and to those who added this info on steepster so I can add a note. I know TerriHarpLady updated it last so thanks! The only recognizable (read:English) words...” Read full tasting note
“2021 Sipdown 99/365! A sample from Sil (thank you!), but I’m pretty sure this is just a jasmine green, not an oolong. It’s a nice jasmine, though!” Read full tasting note
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Red Sample - Shu PuerhBeijing Wuyutai Tea Company
Thanks to Sil for providing this sample and to those who added this info on steepster so I can add a note. I know TerriHarpLady updated it last so thanks!
The only recognizable (read:English) words on the pack was the address and the name of the company. I even showed it to the people at work who couldn’t tell me a whole lot more, and they majority of them are Chinese. Granted, they are from Hong Kong, not mainland, but still… I thought someone there can decipher.
And omg, is this ever floral. I see the tasters before me described it as mild. It is not mild to me. It is overwhelmingly floral. And I’m pretty sure I burned the leaves because it is bitter. My name should be tea klutz but it was taken. Given no steeping instructions I did my best, 3 minutes in what I thought was 180ish water. I should have treated it more like a green, lowered the temp even more to err on the side of caution. Sil, I think I badly butchered this.
But what I can tell you is that I enjoyed having this exotic morsel, floral bitterness and all. If it was available, I probably wouldn’t buy it though. No longer a fan of floral stuff, I think I od’ed on jasmine a while back.
What is going on here???? I love this. A floral jasmine-y tea?!
I am shocked. Could it be that my body has decided to end the Jasmine embargo? Or perhaps its mild enough that I can enjoy it in moderation.
All I know is it was a lovely oolong with nice floral notes and a pleasant aftertaste. Thanks SIl!!!