So, I had intended to buy one sample of this tea…accidentally bought two and due to some miscommunication, wasn’t able to amend that.
I am not quite sure how to feel about this one yet. Session started out normal enough. The leaves were green and very nicely twisted, so I only got about 5g into the gaiwan. Nice, sweet vegetal aroma and a very light yellow liquor.
The flavor started out more or less as I would expect of a greener oolong. A sweet, beany vegetal flavor without too much in the way of floral notes in this case. I enjoyed it will enough for the first few steeps and rhinkle was undecided until she hit one steep that she said tasted like foot odor. I brushed her comment off since she’s got a cold and kept drinking once our break was over.
And then…I got the same thing. Not in the body, but in the aftertaste of a single steep, the odor of sweaty feet filled my nostrils. It was very strange, as after that, the taste evolved into something pineappley, with a tropical fruit blend aftertaste, something I’ve tasted in another sample I tried recently.
Over continued steeps, a mouth coating viscosity developed, and I enjoyed that for a few steeps before the flavor overall started to die off. Going to have to play around with this one more soon to get the best out of it!
Flavors: Beany, Pineapple, Sweet, Tropical