I was expecting a tart edge from the rhubarb in this tea, but the really weird thing is that this tartness didn’t translate into a fruity taste, but into the sort of “curly” taste I associate with oolongs!
I really can’t describe it – it’s just the way that the flavour hits my tongue, it’s not quite astringent, but it makes my tongue want to curl in a certain way.
Unfortunately, this reminds me of a rather green kind of oolong, and I’m finding that I’m not a fan of greener oolongs. At this point I don’t know if I don’t like oolongs at all, or if I only like more roasted, darker ones.
Anyways, this tea tastes really familiar somehow. I know I’ve got a tea in my cupboard, or that I’ve already sipped down, that this reminds me of, and I just can’t put my finger on it. So frustrating!
At least I got to try it via swap instead of purchasing. Thanks, Ubacat!