I got this from teaful directly when I met them at the southwest tea festival. Im finally getting around to finishing up and reviewing the teas I got from them. This one is interesting, as its a very floral and sweet oolong without the intensity of a teiguanyin.
I started this with a rinse at about 195 degrees. Using a duanni yixing clay teapot that I have been brewing taiwan oolongs in. I got a very intense floral scent right off the bat with this one. I cant place which flower it is, but its really intensely floral, I also got a bit of honey as well.
First steeping produces a very light liqour, pale straw. The aroma is the exactly the same as the wash, tasting it I get floral, honey, sweet and a tiny bit of grass. Its really hard to describe this tea, its not quite as honey as a bug bitten, but much more so than an alishan.
Second steep was almost exactly the same, clear, light, floral and honey.. Im actually really surprised the first time I tried this tea, was when i had first started drinking tea and I thought it tasted very similiar to other taiwan oolongs, im actually surprised now that im noticing how different it actually is.
Third is mostly the same, the floral is coming down slightly but the sweetness is actually becoming even more pronounced. The tea is also very slightly darker and very impressive overall.
Im going to steep this out a few more times, but I think this tea is a winner and Im going to be getting more of it at the tea festival next year.
I highly recommend this tea for people who like lighter oolongs.
Flavors: Flowers, Grass, Honey, Sweet