I.. I wasn’t sure whether I was going to review this because I wasn’t really in the mood for writing but then I smelled the aroma in the warmed gaiwan and It’s this incredibly distinct and unique aroma, it has like this gummy blueberry aroma, but there’s also this.. shellfishy thing and it’s wonderful I’m so excited.
Anyways this isn’t on the website, it’s a taiwanese black tea, from Yuchi Township. O5 describes the flavour as “spun sugar | fruit”
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMLGpufDRsa/?taken-by=mackie_tealife&hl=enThe wet leaf has a very burnt, charcoal aroma, with some raisin and dates,
Oh wow it is incredibly sugary, and like cotton candy, with lovely malt and cherry, orange, and like stawberry ice cream,
The second steep is super different, like the strawberry ice cream is still there, but it’s more cocoa, milkiness, woody,
I get like a deep raisin loaf in the third steep, maybe even acai and like lemon, a bit of cocoa, some tangerine.
Fourth is more malty, rye bread, buttery, maybe like chocolate covered raisins, it is very dry, that could be more .. me. I haven’t eaten in a while and my mouth was a bit weird before starting this, some lingering acidity in the aftertaste.
I get cooked apple and cinnamon in the 5th, honey, malt.
I get the same apple, but it’s a bit fresher, no cinnamon, it invades a bit into the aroma, not much else in that one.
It’s becoming like milky apple cider.. Why are all these teas milky all of the sudden lol I’m starting to think I might be crazy. I think this one’s creamier than the other milkies.
I also got some cerealy grains later, it’s like drinking cereal with milk :DThis was wonderful. Genuinely, super tastey, super interesting, I highly recommend. Also O5 is a really cool shop, check them out if you’re ever in Vancouver!