2 Tasting Notes
Wow is this Songboling good! I was expecting an aged taste which would be roasty and have little aftertaste but boy was I wrong. While the roasty taste was a bit strong, overall its superb. I know I’ve always had a bias against roasted oolong’s, oops!
Shipping took a while but since the teas are vacuumed sealed and shipped directly from Taiwan I had no problems with it. Its difficult to match the price/quality for this tea and I definitely recommend it to anyone!
Flavors: Char, Earth, Wood
I prepared this Gong Fu Style in my Yixing teapot that I use everytime. While Songboling’s are cheaper oolongs in the tea hierarchy, what’s nice about Songboling’s are that they have the earthy oolong taste for a rather inexpensive price.
The Songboling’s from IDEAS tea are no exception and tastes exactly what I had while I was living in Taiwan. A problem with cheaper oolong teas is the bitter aftertaste but I didn’t experience that with this Songboling. What’s nice is that IDEAS tea shipped fast for a Taiwanese tea merchant, it’s probably because they’re headquartered in Vancouver, thank goodness.
I’m looking forward to ordering other oolong teas from IDEAS tea in the future. It’s just a shame their selection is so limited.