20 Tasting Notes
A fantastic tea. Mellow, involved, sweet and comforting, this is the kind of tea you want to pour into a big, fat mug, hold in both hands and curl up watching the rain with. It’s a spritely younger sister bouncing on your bed to get you up in the morning – chipper, sweet and though you might be grumpy to begin with, it’ll turn that frown upside own.
I enjoy this tea as a mate and as a coffee replacement. I keep wanting to try other mates but I can’t quite part with my chocolate rocket. A wonderful morning pick-me-up as a standalone tea or with this perfectly grown-up dinosaur egg oatmeal I fancy. It took a while to grow on me but now it has successfully implanted itself on my heart like a vestigial limb.
Being still a fairly new tea connoisseur, I find oolongs to be very finicky. If I’m not careful with this gentle blend, it gets upset and goes bitter on me. When it’s off, it’s terrible. But when it’s good… ah, when it’s good it’s perfect. A soft tea that needs care before it blossoms. The smell is calming and the taste demands to stand alone, or you’ll lose it. Sweet coconut, warm oolong – who could ask for more?
I adore this tea. When my best friend got tired of me stealing hers, I finally bought a bag myself. This is a tea I offer to tea virgins, who’ve yet to experience the majesty of tea, and every one so far has loved it. The smell is intoxicating, warm and sweet, and the taste is very gentle. A go-to tea for me, undoubtedly, and one I fear running out of.