Something shared with me by TheWeekendSessions!
I’m a bit perplexed by this one – I tossed a small lump of the sample Micah gave me into a Nordic Mug and drank it Grandpa style over an afternoon at the start of the week, and I found the sticky rice notes very defined, smooth and deeply comforting. As a fan of that note in teas, in particular in Sticky Rice Oolong, I really loved the taste. However, the shou itself was really flat/boring to me and I would have appreciated a deeper flavour from it in pretty well any regard. As it stand, this was incredibly silky and easy to sip without any funk/bitterness/astringency to be found AT ALL – but just a bit boring, and too “one note”.
Micah generously gave me lots of this to play with – so we’ll see if it’s perhaps more interesting when brewed Gongfu.