Dark, anxi-looking balls of oolong, dry leaves smell of hay/grass, slightly alcoholic.
In the warm gaiwan, Smells a lot like the red tea from a couple days ago, that Roanji Red tea, dark mango notes, with some woodiness, but really floral, kinda rose-like?
After the rinse, the leaves smell of dark earth, bread, rose, sugars, peach
Brewing 96C, 60ml Gaiwan ~90% full of wet leaf.
So first the sip hits with this sorta dirty, messy taste in the mouth that’s rather unpleasant but then after the swallow the aftertaste overcomes with an intense sugarry sweetness, with notes of rice, rose and peach. after a few sips I couldn’t really taste the messy dirtiness anymore. Tastes very similar to the Red Tea Roanji
It’s becoming more sweet and floral, less dirty and less full feeling as the steeps go on, it has a nice tingly mouthfeel. The flavours have faded a lot by steep 4, the aromatics move to a nice sweet .. fruity floral melody I can’t really describe, the badness is gone now (steep 5)
Around steep 8, it starts tasting kinda like hot apple cider, delicious :)
Overall not as good as the previous two, but still thoroughly enjoyable