It seems this Oolong has a taste of glutinous rice as the Oolong has been mixed from the start of the manufacturing process with a local plant (Nuo Mi Xiang) which has a glutinous rice taste. This was indicated on Tea & Ty ’s website.
I open my cute little pink bag and I’m seeing quite a nice green rolled leaf. As I still have a cold the description of the leaf stops there, unfortunately.
The leaf does not unfold at the first infusion, which is logical with an infusion at less than 90 °c.
I get a pretty pale yellow-green liquor.
Fortunately I still have my taste buds skills to enjoy this tea: the texture is round without being mellow however.
Glutinous rice taste is there, a touch of lichen too but is also accompanied by a lighter note which is a fruity note. I would think plum, not sure but it tastes like plum to me.
The end of the sip is surprising, tea vanishes on a darker touch with a tiny bitterness which immediately disappears.
Surprising tea, really.
You can see pics of this tea in a new japanese cup here : https://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/nuo-mi-xiang-oolong-tea-ty/