A winter oolong sipped down during one of Steepster’s winters…
I finally prepared this in a tiny teapot to experience a greater range of aromas and flavors.
The scent of the dry and warmed leaf is a treat! Take your time with it.
First steep is young grass with slatey minerality and a full body. Second steep on is plenty of lily of the valley, young grass and milder minerality with many shy nuances. Light and silky body with some gentle tannins. Perfumey floral aftertaste transitions to squeaky-grassy tulip. I notice the bottom of the cup smells like sugared cherry blossoms. The overall feeling reminds me more of a spring harvest than winter. A pleasant send off :)
Flavors: Cherry Blossom, Cream, Egg, Flowers, Gardenias, Grass, Kale, Lily, Macadamia, Mineral, Mung Bean, Perfume, Pineapple, Silky, Spinach, Sugar, Sweet Corn, Tannin