The ultimate grandma tea. I’ve always wanted to try a rose green oolong, but hesitated because I was afraid it being too light and delicate. What-Cha put some on their website, and I trusted that it would be good. I am actually surprised how much I liked it. It was very close to being liquid rose turkish delight. The oolong balances with the rose better than a lot of blacks and whites, and there were only a few times that the oolong was grassier and stronger than the rose. Otherwise, the first steep after a minute is incredibly creamy, almost being milky (A JIN XUAN THAT ACTUALLY TASTES LIKE IT’S SUPPOSED TO OMG). It was sweet enough for my grandmother to take without sugar…which is saying something. Of course it paired ideally with Coconut Bliss Chocolate ice cream. I did add sugar to a cup eventually, and she groaned saying it was perfect.
I hate to admit this, but I preferred this scented oolong to a lot of my higher grade regular ones. Even when the tea cooled to 60 F, it was excellent. This would probably make an amazing cold brew. I personally would not drink this tea every day and reserve it for the spring and summer, or more than likely for a Mediterranean meal. My grandmother, however, said she could drink this any time.
Like I said, this is the ultimate grandma tea. I am going to hold off on rating it though I’m leaning towards high eighties and nineties.