The 90% oxidation and 0% roast of this tea really perked my interest. It seems like most oolongs I try are oxidised between 10 and 40% with no roast, or they are roasted 20 to 40% with little oxidation. Let’s see what the high oxidation did to this tea . . .
I really like a lot of Chinese black/red teas for their sweetness and malty flavours. The sweetness in this oolong reminds me of the sweet flavours found in some Chinese black teas (e.g. a Fengqing or a Fujian black), although it is more pronounced. I also find this tea smoother than most Chinese black teas, but it has just as much body. While the sweetness and smoothness of this tea might make it an ideal afternoon tea, I think that its body and bold flavour make it a great morning tea.
Retail price: 10 grams for £2.25 / 50 grams for £7.50 / 100 grams for £13.95