Here’s another blast from the past. I finished off this tea back in the spring but forgot to review it. 2017 was a ho-hum year for Taiwanese oolongs and this tea very much exemplifies that trend. It had fantastic aromas of gardenia and tropical fruit, but the aroma didn’t translate into the flavor. The taste of the tea was thin and flat with a slight astringency. There were subtle floral hints of wildflowers, lillies, and what tasted like magnolia along with clover honey but they appeared only briefly. It peaked around the 4th infusion turning vegetal and accompanied by bitterness.
Not one of TTC’s best offerings and way different than the SLX from the previous spring which was richer, more flowery, and had a thicker mouthfeel. Overall a fairly unremarkable tea in nearly all respects.
Flavors: Astringent, Floral, Gardenias, Vegetal