This is one of the most interesting and delicious oolongs I’ve ever had.
The dry leaf fragrance is roasty with a hint of cannabis.
Again I steeped 2g in my 50ml gaiwan in 96C water for 1min.
The flavour of the first steep is complex – coconut, roasty, honey, granola, brazil nuts and dates. This is amazing, I love it. The finish is fairly long and carries the sweet notes through.
Second steep, 1min again, is quite smokey, almost like cigarettes except not unpleasant. The second steep lacks the complexity of the first.
Third, the complexity comes back with a layer of orchid.
I got I think five or six steeps out of this, but the first was by far the best and most interesting. I wish more of the granola qualities shone in the latter steeps – if I could get multiple steeps that were the same as the first, I’d be drinking this all the time.
I will need to try steeping western style to see what kind of results I get. Even with the less impressive subsequent steeps, I think I will need to pick up more of this.
Flavors: Cannabis, Coconut, Dates, Honey, Nuts, Oats, Orchids, Roasted, Smoke, Sweet