An Ode to Tea challenge – T
From derk a while ago! Thanks very much! I have had this lovely oolong a few times now, and not only is every steep session different, but it seems I can’t describe any steep session! I feel I have failed oolongs all of the past year. Anyway… here is my sad note for this as it’s a sipdown. The leaf here says “roasted” but it seems like a dark green oolong to me. Flavorwise, whoa is this starchy both sipping it before and after eating cinnamon rolls. I would have thought the starch of the cinnamon rolls would have overpowered the starch of the tea – not so! It seemed more noticeable after. Otherwise the flavor is very sweet and mellow – I definitely don’t notice a roasted quality (which is perfect for me!).
Another steep session, that starchiness wasn’t there at all. Just a light, sweet, slightly fruity oolong. It was never “roasted” tasting anyway. And it was delicious always! Just impossible for me to describe.
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for full mug // 21 minutes after boiling // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // 3 minutes after boiling // 4 minute steep
Steep #3 // 12 minutes after boiling // 2 min
2021 sipdowns: 47
oh a haiku for haiku day: this took me seconds to come up with, what a pro I am:
Oolong is a treat
Never guessing the flavors
I drink it anyway