Tasty green oolong with a bite to it. I used 1 tuo and tried a short hot steep followed by a cold brew (long steep).
Steep 1: 1 minute, 500mL 70 deg C water
The tuo expanded into lots of leaf. Liquid was amber yellow, smelled toasty.
The liquid is roasty toasty, notes of grain. Aftertaste is bitter, but distinctly of an Anxi oolong. It is a little bit buttery, but the roasted flavour reminds me of loam, minerals, roasted barley, grain. Have you ever tried roasted barley tea? It has this roasty grain flavour to it, but also a bitterness to it.
Steep 2: coldbrew several hours, 300 mL
Toasty, a bit more buttery and less bitter, but there is a very definite “bite” in the initial taste on the tongue. It reminds me a bit of the bitterness you get from char. Very strong flavour of grain (wheat, barley, roasted corn husk), also. I like it, but preferred the tea with some brown sugar added to moderate it a bit.
Flavors: Biting, Bitter, Grain, Mineral, Roasted, Roasted Barley, Toasted, Toasty, Wheat