I got this one when skimming some Teaforme and Oolongdrunk reviews, and I came up on one on a Lishan White. I thought about the white, but with Oolongdrunk’s code and decided to sample some of their tea.
I was excited about having samples less than 25 grams again, and there were some unique offerings on their site. I tried a raw oolong tea “temple” pyramid tea bag, and was disappointed by woodiness. This oolong did not, however, did not. The Wudan oolong is a Baozhong style, but it’s extremely fruity for a Baozhong. Their notes are Floral, sweet tangerine, delicate and silky. After following the 45 sec with 4 grams steeping parameters I personally got heady coconut, plumeria orchid, vanilla, lilac and sweetened condensed milk in steep one through flavor and aroma, and then the orchid and tangerine in following steeps. The aroma evolves, but the flavor becomes fruitier in later steeps retaining the floral orchid plumeria quality. I’m glad that I did not rinse this one because the flavor really shined the best in steep one and three, and continues to give an elegant profile.
There’s some fresh vegetal quality, but it’s faint compared to the sweeter notes and florals. The body is thick and the flavor is delicate and pronounced at the same time putting it in the 90s for my personal rating. I’m really liking this one so far and look forward to the other ones I get to try.
Flavors: Floral, Orchid, Sugar, Sweet, Tangerine, Vanilla