Four more samples to go before this round of Lockdown is done! Then there shall be a Nothing But Tea order, I think. (And after that, likely Lockdown Round 3. I quite like this. I feel more justified in my purchases because it’s like I earned them by finishing other stuff off)
To my knowledge I’ve never had a vietnamese tea before. It’s a green type oolong and the picture on the description here is definitely messed up, because that’s not a picture of a green type oolong. It definitely looks nothing like the leaves that I had. Unless I got a wrong sample which frankly I don’t really think is all that likely. I’ll look into that.
It has a very light colour. It’s not really the same sort of radioactive glow-in-the-dark colour of sencha but it’s something along those lines. A little paler, but something in that general direction.
This makes me wonder if I’m going to have another one of those green oolongs that taste more like a green tea and not really very oolong-y. (It also occurs to me that I seriously need to do some teapot maintanance, I just noticed what the spout’s beginning to look like. Gosh…)
Now this actually taste of oolong. How nice! It’s got a touch of green, but it’s not completely without that slightly earth-y oolong flavour like the Dong Ding was. It’s got a sweet note, sort of fruity, but all in all I’ve managed to get this first cup a bit on the weak side so I can’t be entirely sure.
It’s smooth though and definitely pleasant.
The second cup on the other hand has become a bit overdone due to me not drinking the first one quick enough so there’s a goodly amount of bitterness there.
All in all though, if you imagine the mix between the first and the second cup, I feel I can come to a conclusion. It’s a fairly straight forward green type oolong. Very pleasant to drink and probably pretty easy to forget about again, having had other similar teas in the past. Should you be coming to green oolongs and trying this one for the first time however, it might very well end ud being one (provided you liked the type of course) that you would remember fondly and maybe even prefer to most other similar teas.