I was looking for “C Teas” for the alphabet challenge a few days ago, and I noticed that I hadn’t written a tasting note for this one. It stood out because I had a very memorable session with this tea over my holiday break. So… capturing a tasting note now!
(Better late than never – and thankfully I wrote out good notes on IG for it.)
This Phoenix Oolong has a lot of interesting layers of flavour to peel back; starting with a toasty sesame and sushi rice flavour. Those notes are followed by a slightly floral note of just over ripe pineapple, grilled nori, and just a hint of minerality. It’s just a bit astringent and very calming overall despite the complexity of the intermingled flavours. I was skeptical when I read WCT’s tasting notes, but having now sipped through a session I definitely understand where they’re coming from!