I recently noticed Mastress Alita said she finished this one and I knew I still hadn’t written a tasting note for it, so here it is! Thank you, Mastress Alita! This is one I definitely wanted to try the most. A darker small bundled oolong with the fragrance of a custardy creamy rhubarb and the occasional rhubarb piece and rose petal. I love the aroma, but it seems the aroma is stronger than the flavor. But the flavor is there! It was probably stronger before. The flavor is what I had wished for in general though. The oolong doesn’t get astringent and I like the choice of a slightly darker green oolong to pair with this flavor. Though it doesn’t taste roasted which is a good thing. Very consistent flavor. I don’t taste rose, but I would rather it just stay with the rhubarb custard anyway. Though the third steep is more sweet than custard or rhubarb. It’s a great oolong base too – I’d love to try it without the flavoring. I really like it! It reminds me of the glory days of the older Bird & Blend Rhubarb and Custard flavoring but on a lovely oolong.
Steep #1 // 1 heaping teaspoon for full mug // 22 minutes after boiling // rinse // 1 1/2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 22 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #3 // 2 minutes after boiling // 2 min
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I’m tempted to buy some of this one! But I won’t for now.