Although today I received a package with some new teaware and accessoires I ordered, I didn't include any of it in today's setup. Somehow, I always don't have the heart to use any new things right away, without first letting them sort of sit and officially become part of my property for a while.
The dry leaves, once put into the preheated wet Gaiwan, have an interesting sweet aroma, actually reminiscent of banana a bit, if that doesn't sound too odd.
After the first brew, the lid scent is light, herbal, and a bit sweet still, although not as much as the more or less dry leaves did smell. It becomes evident that this Oolong hasn't been roasted. As stated above, the liquor impresses with a green tint, making it look like I imagine a Shincha green tea if it was completely clear.
I take a sip. The herbal aroma also dominates the taste, however not grassy or something like that. This tea is very delicate. Not in-the-face herbal. There are some mellow vegetable notes as well. The second brew adds a fresh orange juice aroma to it. The third introduces a barely noticeable astringent sesame flavour. The green colour manages to remain throughout all 6 infusions I do. Very nice, although I keep asking myself if it even really interestingly contrasts the red-brown setup or if they acutally clash.
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