Well, this is not very nice. This is a very lovely oolong when I brew it western style. Tonight though I gave it a more gong-fu-like approach. You know, just for fun and giggles.
It now has that strong cocoa-y flavour that I couldn’t find earlier and some wooden notes as well. And also a weak aftertaste that could almost convince my I’m drinking coffee. It’s not a lot and it’s definitely not nearly as strong as if I had actually been drinking coffee, but it’s there and I’m not sure I like that. Coffee and tea shouldn’t mix.
So now I’m torn. Should I stick to the rather nice western style brew that doesn’t have that nice cocoa note, but also doesn’t have coffee-esque aftertastes, or should I go with the more gong fu-y method that brings out lovely cocoa but also not-so-lovely coffee-y aftertaste?
I honestly can’t figure out which is preferable here. Maybe they are equally undesirable yet still quite tasty. I can’t see any way out of this; I’ll have to dock some points, although it saddens me to do so.