– The dry leaf is tightly rolled balls that are dark brown in colour
– It is one of the most fragrant roasted oolong I’ve ever tried. It has an extremely woody (cedar) and sweet (honeyish) aroma. Super intriguing!
– The tea cups out a medium-dark liquor that is golden to light brown (it darkens with later infusions)
– The liquor is full-bodied and has loads of flavour. The first infusion is sweet with a roasted finish. The infusion after that have a more roasted and woody (sweet cedar) flavour, but the aroma stays sweet. Longer infusions really bring out a deeper woody flavour that is less sweet and more roasted
– Use gong fu preparation with this tea and water that has been slightly cooled off the boil. If you use a generous amount of leaves, this tea will cup out five to eight infusions
– I find this tea extremely difficult to describe. It pulled my senses all over the place. The tea has lots of aroma and flavour that ranges from sweet to woody to roasted. I would best describe it as a great hybrid tea between lighter and darker oolongs. While it is fermented 40% and is full-bodied, it retains some of the wonderful sweet characteristics of a ligter oolong
Retail price: 100 grams for $32.49