T-ching tasting samples: snow, moonlight and nutty oolong. I'm going to be busy for the rest of the week, so I am going to do a quick tasting of Snow oolong before I leave for LAX.
Dry leaves: a lot of white hair young leaves, some what broken, sign of fermentation.
3 g, gaiwan, boiling water
The first brew started off well, floral, smooth with hint of sweetness
Boy that was as far as I could get on Tuesday!
Almost a week later (Sunday night), here I attempted the second tasting.
Same parameters, 10s, 15s, 30s, 60s
Started off with floral, hint of sweetness but not lasting; the second brew was more amber in color, compose and some leather hint, medium to crisp body, reminds me of my orchid barks; 3rd brew, compose taste is getting stronger and bitterness is noticeable; 4th, losing flavor rapidly, after taste is a little sweet mulchy.
This tea resemble Sun dried white peony more so than oolong, both in appearance and flavor.
I am really short on time, so I'll skim on the pictures.