Sample 13/19! Just want to make note that I tried this tea. It was good but not life-changing. Very roasty/rich/smokey flavors and aroma without being bitter. Again, glad I got to try it but will continue to try different kinds :)
Because Fujian Rain, which you liked, should be similar to this and your last note, Wuyi Ensemble, I’m curious how you taste the differences between all 3 teas. Do you have more sample teas from Fujian/Wuyi to try?
Unfortunately, I don’t have any more Fuijan/Wuyi samples, but I’m also curious as to what it was about Fuijan rain that I liked so much – I’m planning on picking up another sample of Wuyi ensemble when I reorder Fuijan Rain. It’s entirely possible that the “newness” of the flavor impressed me the most with Fuijan Rain and then once I got to the other similar teas I was like “eh, I’ve had this before”. Still, I feel like there was something special about Fuijan Rain.. I didn’t get the same fruit cake/panettone flavors in the non-Fuijan Rains. They both were very enjoyable and had a roasty-smokey quality about them. This Qilan Wuyi Oolong actually reminded me of something about really dark roast coffee or smoking weed actually (lol), that charcoal/burnt taste & smell. My best guess is either my tastebuds/mood was off or that the wuyis were more mineral and less fruity/nutty/vegetables-y
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