As of 11 March 2014, my humans and I are no longer accepting tea samples. Too many tea companies focus on politics instead of tea and are often supporting things that we find injurious. We are now switching to a more information focused blog, telling you not just about the teas we are steeping but about the people and places responsible for them. Enjoy!
The liquid retains characteristics of green tea, that is, a grassy quality, yet also has gained fruity and woodsy/smoky characteristics due to the amount of fermentation that the tea leaves were allowed to undergo before the process was stopped.
We did 3 infusions. The first and second were best, with no bitterness, and a lightly grassy taste (that gets stronger as the liquid cools) accompanied by a fruity/woodsy/smoky quality (hubby thinks it’s peachy/apricotty). The third was too weak. I think that is because we started out with too little dry tea leaves. We used 1.5 tsps in 2 cups of water. Start with 2 full tsps in 2 cups of water. You might have a bit of bitterness in the first infusion, though.
All around, this Oolong is one to keep on hand when the Oolong urge strikes. It’s appropriate (at least, for us) with such Fall favorites as baked squash. (See Little Yellow Teapot’s buddy Little Yellow Squash posing with him.)
Disclaimer: This tea was provided by the company named. However, the rating of the tea and any opinions concerning it are always strictly objective.