Second of the samples that I got that I’m getting around to trying.
The dry leaves smell quite chocolatey, and I proceed with this session without doing a wash since the leaves aren’t tightly rolled or anything. The darkness of the liquor from the very first steep is shocking. I’ve never had an oolong that steeps out so dark!
The texture is extremely smooth, and the flavor is a blend of dark chocolate and roast, though it lacks any harshness whatsoever. One steep has a very sweet finish, the next a slight sourness, the next simply clean and smooth.
Overall, I’ve enjoyed this one, and I’m pretty sure I can get some more out of it, so I’ll come back to it tomorrow.
Flavors: Chocolate, Roasted, Sour, Sweet