A roasted Si Ji Chun / Cui Yu oolong from Ming Jian Township in western Nantou County, Taiwan.
I really love the look and colors of these leaves. It has a spiced herb aroma that permeates from the leaves, and a - what I've come to understand, but unable to put it into words other than to say - classic Taiwanese tea character. Oddly enough, even though this tea has no "Honey Aroma" title like yesterday's WuYi oolong, and unlike yesterday: honey aroma and flavor is exactly what I got from it. A raw pollen heavy honey; sweet, with a thick mouthfeel; slightly floral at the base with notes of fruit.
Today was the first time I hosted a friend at my gongfu tea table in my basement office. It was excellent: comfortable, nice atmosphere, and I didn’t have to stress about waking up my napping tot. I can’t wait to invite over more friends for tea! @thekchau brought a mystery High Mountain Oolong during his time in Taiwan. He also gifted me beautifully packaged @chagama0503 sencha direct from Japan.