From Meowster! Thank you so much! No Steepster notes for this one. It is a very tightly rolled dark oolong. It’s unexpected because I thought Tie Guan Yin is usually much greener… or at least they might include “roasted” in the name. As is usual with a roasted oolong, the roast is really the only flavor I’m tasting, though the first cup does have a significant cream/creamy flavor and texture. I’m glad for the cream note, but by the second and third steeps, it mostly disappears until I’m drinking the remainder of the cup cooled the next morning. The cream is back. One thing is this never gets bitey, so that is nice! But I’m really not a roasted oolong fan. I’m glad there is only a little bit of this left, but it’s certainly fine to brew this up if I’m craving a roasted oolong ONCE in a while.
Steep #1 // 1 1/3 teaspoons for full mug // 29 minutes after boiling // rinse // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // 12 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #3 // 2 minutes after boiling // 3 min
2020 Sipdowns: 49 (ONE pouch of JusTea – Kenyan Black + Bird & Blend’s Milk & Honey)