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Gongfu Sipdown (1541)!
This milk oolong was one of the samples kindly gifted in my Discovery Box and it’s pretty delicious! Definiteley very clearly flavoured, but that doesn’t bother me at all. This creamy oolong tastes a bit like drinking fresh flowers dipped in butter, and boy do I love butter!! Rich, silky and smooth – this tea made for a delicious afternoon tea session paired with some ripe blackberries in between steeps!
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR0rJsMc-o4&ab_channel=BIRP%21
Gongfu Sipdown (718)!
This was one of the freebie teas provided in the MTL Tea Festival goodie bags. It doesn’t say that it’s a flavoured milk oolong on the packaging, but given the potent buttery smell coming off the tea leaf when the package is opened up I’d confidently say there’s just no way this is a natural milk oolong. That said, the rolled oolong that Guru Teas has used for their base is a gorgeous looking leaf – and it seems like a very high quality oolong they’ve chosen.
The tea is delicious – steeps incredibly smooth and creamy. It’s sort of like drinking freshly churned butter, in the least gross way possible. Very light and fresh, with a well rounded/balanced finish that has just a hint of sugar cane sweetness and soft, delicate floral note. It’s that “Spring Time Flowers meets Butter/Condensed Milk” thing that sounds like it shouldn’t work but really it just does in the BEST way.
For a flavoured milk oolong, this is very nice. It steeps pretty consistently, too! I own a lot of milk oolong right now – flavoured and then also more traditional Jin Shuan, so I don’t have a need for more of this in my cupboard right now but if I didn’t have so many options then I could definitely see myself making room for this one.
Today, I decided to drink again an Alishan (wulong from Taiwan) to complete my notes for the blog. It’s really an excellent tea but a little bit complex to describe: it’s floral (lilac? Jasmine?) and a little bit sweet (coconut, corn). I was very concentrating on the coconut because it’s not a dominate taste: it’s the aftertaste and it’s very delicate. This is what I like with oolong in general! ;) And I used Gongfu Cha technique to drink this tea!