Tea: Crane Monk - Light Oolong

An Oolong Tea from Temple Road

Picture of Crane Monk - Light Oolong
Brand:Temple Road
Style:Oolong Tea
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
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Review of Crane Monk - Light Oolong

AromaFlavorValueTotal
10 of 105 of 55 of 5100 of 100
OutstandingExcellentOutstanding

I snipped open the sample package and was immediately slammed with intense floral aroma, I am not saying it was overwhelming (because flowers make me happy) but it was incredibly intense! The aroma is an incredibly heady mix of orchids and hyacinth flowers with a sweet honeysuckle quality. The floral aroma fades to green vegetation and chestnuts, and from that we have a finish of honeyed bread. The aroma is one of the most intensely floral aromas I have experienced from an Oolong, it is fantastic, the other notes are great as well, but that floral intensity really steals the show!

For the first steep, well, give me a moment I need to come up with words that are not just a pile of inarticulate yummy noises. Sometimes I am not dignified when I am sipping a really good tea. The initial taste is incredibly sweet and floral, orangeblossoms and honeysuckles with rich leafy notes. It tastes like what a conservatory smells like, blending flowers, vegetation, and a heavy warmth that makes you never want to leave. The mouthfeel is buttery smooth and thick, I think I could get lost in this tea. I was able to get multiple steeps :)

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