drank Orange Oolong by Christiani-Tea
1719 tasting notes

This is my second attempt at this one. I started with a healthy spoon of leaf, and added 12oz of boiling water for a one minute steep in my press. The leaf of this oolong is very dark in color. The scent of it dry is heavy orange flavoring. The press scent after brewing is of roasted oolong and flavoring. The liquor is similarly dark to a black tea.

The sip is much improved over the last time I tried this. Using boiling water is necessary to open the leaf and the short steep time is crucial to keep both the heavy roastiness of the oolong and the orange flavor from becoming overwhelming. Especially as it cools, this is easily drinkable. There is a bit of a cool blast on the throat like mint.

I think orange with a greener oolong would be much more relaxing but ignoring the website recommended steeping instructions and going with my own has made this a pleasant drink. I have a few herb ideas growing that I still want to try later to see if I can further tame this beast.

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