I’m super excited about tomorrow as I will be off to London for the night for a music gig. An old favourite of mine (Hell Is For Heroes) is playing their first album in it’s entirety and I got tickets as a treat for my husband. It’s only an hour train ride from where I live and I hated London the first time I visited because it’s too busy for me but I am putting that aside.
I was hoping to do an article about re using tea for other purposes such as scented tea cushions, scented tea candles etc but someone I know beat me to it so that is now on hold. To fill in the gaps I am doing another review.
Wu Ling 武陵 Oolong Tea from Tea From Taiwan
|6 steeps: rinse,25s,35s,45s,55s,65s,75s 7g tea (sample pack)||100ºC/212ºF|
Pre rinse: The buds are average sized and have what look like brown stems. Not much smell but gentle flowers can be detected.
After rinse: The tea itself is dark green with a few brown tinges. It smells very floral and slightly buttery/milky and grassy but fresh.
Steep one – 25 seconds
The smell is slightly floral and the colour is pale yellow. Some lovely flavours with the first steep, slightly floral and grassy. It reminds me of a woods in the summer time.
Steep two – 35 seconds
The fragrance has increased slightly but still smells floral but with added grassy tones. The flavour is now also stronger but not by much, it’s refreshing and gentle overall. I am getting a new buttery perfume flavour.
Steep three – 45 seconds
Very similar to steep three in all aspects. Now though there is a very strong after taste of grass/seaweed.
Steep four – 55 seconds
The tea soup is now a little darker in colour and smells somewhat like floral perfume. Adding sweetness now to the flavour and still grassy.
Steep five – 65 seconds
The flavour is turning a little weaker now, much like my first two steeps. All I can taste now is weak flowers and a little grass/seaweed.
Steep 6 – 75 seconds
Virtually no fragrance at all now. It’s gone back to the first steep, slightly floral but keeping it’s edge of grassy sweetness.
Overall – This is my second sample from Tea From Taiwan and I must say that so far I am impressed with the quality. I did prefer the first sample I tried but this was still very nice and I am glad I had the opportunity to try it. In a nut shell this Oolong is green and tastes like flowers but with a sweet and grassy edge that get stronger during it’s peak steeps.