Still working on Dark Matter, but it’s been quite a journey so no complaints! I’ve stopped approaching oolong with quite the same trepidation of days past, since pretty much all of these have exceeded my expectations to a fairly spectacular degree. This one’s no exception.
The flavour, initially, is very nutty. I’m getting primarily roasted hazelnut, but there’s also a touch of pecan. It’s borderline sweet/nut-skin bitter, and walks that line perfectly. The mid sip is mostly dark chocolate, which takes the conjunction of bitter and sweet still further. Again with the end of the sip and aftertaste, which hold very slight raspberry notes.
I’m enjoying the layers of flavour here, and how they work together to maintain a sweet/bitter-sour vibe throughout. I wouldn’t say it’s a complex tea necessarily, but it’s certainly a flavourful one – and those flavours complement each other brilliantly. Great for a cold February morning!