Another stellar oolong from BTT. I am surprised at how good it is considering this is a budget tea.
Steeped grandpa style, it bears a resemblance to bao zhong – flowery, light bodied, and very fragrant. Gongfu style though is where it really shows off its flavor. First steep bursts with lilac and gardenia and an unexpected sugarcane like sweetness. Intense floral aroma and honeyed notes. As the steeps progress, the sweetness subsides, a subtle milkiness sets in and it develops a slightly thicker mouth feel. The florals continue to get stronger leaving behind a lingering orange blossom like aftertaste.
Really enjoyable and miles above the four seasons oolongs you’ll find elsewhere. A great daily drinker at this price point.
Flavors: Flowers, Honey, Sugarcane