Day 15 of the PostTea advent. Like the straight sencha the other day, today’s tea is a straight oolong. Although there have been a lot of flavoured blends included in the calendar, it’s nice to have a few more low-key teas in there too. It’s a nice change of pace. I’m also pleased with the variety there has been – it’s not all black or green teas.
Which brings me to today’s. I’m not the greatest oolong fan, although I’m always willing to try a new thing. I’ve had formosa oolong before from different companies, but it’s not a variety I drink regularly as I’m not over sold on roasted oolongs. I thought I’d prefer them, given that they’re more similar to black tea than green oolongs, but in general I prefer the green. Anyway, as roasted oolongs go, this is a palatable one. It’s fairly sweet, with an almost nutty flavour underlying – it’s putting me in mind of pecans! That brings with it a slight tail-end bitterness, like slightly burnt nut skin, but on the whole it’s sweetish, and ever so slightly malty.
I really quite like this one.