This is a full-bodied, comforting tea. I've tried it both grandpa style and in a glass kyusu (212 F water, covered w/ a towel, 1 minute steeps, 2-3 times). It does have a sweet aroma and taste, as others have said, and I get the sour fruit note. I'd also call it vegetal, and there's a note I'd describe as kind of "cinnamon-y" that surprised me. This flavor was very evident when brewed grandpa style, lasting through quite a few infusions, and more delicate in the kyusu.
Like a hug in a cup. Everything you expect from a clean high mountain oolong and more.
I ordered a sample, which arrived within 6 days and brewed 3g/100ml a few hours later... and ordered a bigger amount because this tea is really good. Sweet, mouth-filling with a long finish - all I expect in a good tea from Taiwan.
5 gr, 100 ml, 30 seconds + 10 each steeping, 205 F
I was intrigued when I read about this tea and ordered 10 grams to try it. I'm so glad I was sent 25 grams!! This tea has an intoxicating aroma and brews to a sweet, floral liquor that went to 9 steepings Gong Fu style. I'm looking forward to also using it in my grandpa style tea tumbler. The fruity, floral taste just went on and on. I am very impressed with all the teas from my first order from Mountain Stream Teas; it will surely not be my last!
5g, 30 seconds/45 seconds, 98°C, 200 ml.
The dry leaf is medium green with some touches of yellow, rolled but pretty irregularly. Definitely not the the consistent, tight balls you'd normally see. It steeps up a medium yellow.
There's a very sweet aroma with this one. Orange blossom is at the front with some vanilla and cream rounding it out.
Drinking it, it's a touch sweet without any astringency. It starts out milky, floral and citrus (leaning orange/orange blossom) before the finish is lifted with vanilla and the sweetness. Working through the second steep it really hit me, the start is so similar to Milkis (a Korean carbonated milk drink) and the finish is pretty much cream soda. Of course once I got that in my head I couldn't help but taste it all the time.
This is a damn good tea, It's tight and focussed. When I made it the other day in a travel press (and resteeped it a bunch of times later on) it was good, but using more leaf and more care definitely brought the best out of this tea.