Thank you again, Liquid Proust!
Well, this one was a really pleasant surprise. I knew it was going to be a darker oolong like a Wu Yi Rock, but this one was considerably sweeter than the others I’ve had. It was like a dried plum or a dried cherry with a honey like sweetness, accented by a few woodsy notes. I brewed this the first time 30 seconds with boiling, second 45-then upped to a minute, similar, but more cherry and wood. Third at two minutes, still boiling, lighter but lingering sweet. Final at four minutes and water at 190 degree F, light woodsy and dried fruit.
I liked that it has the characteristic woodsy bamboo notes frequent in this type of Oolong, but I liked it even more with dominant fruity sweetness. I wonder if you got the same reaction to this one, LP. I’d recommend it, and it probably would be one that I would drink often, just not all the time. I think I might have rated it lower if I wasn’t in the mood for it, but I was craving something sweet and toasty.
Flavors: Bamboo, Cherry, Cherry Wood, Dried Fruit, Plums, Sweet, Toasty