Gongfu Sipdown (704)!
Thank you to TheWeekendSessions for sharing this tea with me during our meet up/swap this summer! Like any still relatively juvenile adult, I have always found Duck Shit oolong appealing because of the name – but as far as the tea itself goes I’d say my exposure it moderate to minimal, and it’s something I could definitely delve deeper into/expose myself to a bit more. So far both of those reasons, I appreciated receiving this one!
As for the tea itself? It’s pretty nutty with mild roast notes initially, and a greener undertone but not before long it evolves into something very silky and floral with buttery lily and orchid notes and just a hint of something mineral. A little bit astringent, but overall quite smooth and enjoyable!!
This really isn’t a style of oolong I have a lot of on hand because it’s not majorly a profile that I gravitate towards (I prefer either much lighter roast/no roast and LOTS of florals or something VERY dark/heavily roasted more yancha-y) so it’s not something that I’d buy from YS based on this session – however for a one of session? It’s really nice, and I see the merits of the tea/why people enjoy it. Thanks for the share!!
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN2SPnvZLP4