Searching for a roasted oolong in my sample drawer, I found this one buried way down at the bottom of the drawer – I believe it was a sample sent to me quite a while back by the company to try out/review. Oops.
I had this one later in the evening – I slept basically all afternoon after a night of insomnia, and all I wanted (more than anything else) was roasted tea. Let me tell you, this PERFECTLY hit the spot! It’s a pretty heavy, toasty taste for something “medium roasted” but I’m feeling it! Early steeps are all about roasted chestnut, dark leather, and instant coffee ground notes with a brassy, mineral heavy finish…
Thins out after about five or six steeps but holds its flavour, just not the body. The flavour drops out around steep eight, and then it’s a quick decline. It was a good ride, though.
Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuscdhNUhiY