I’ve been wanting to try this tea for some time because everyone on Twitter always raves about it. The dry leaves had the typical appearance of a rolled style oolong but I was struck at how much cream there was even just in their aroma. There are some teas that I can sniff forever and this is one of them. I made this tea in a porcelain gaiwan using 175 degree water and three consecutive 40 second infusions. I always sip my tea using aroma cups when I am having one that is so aromatic. The liquor was bright yellow in color.
The tea was sweet and floral as would be expected of a Tie Guan Yin but with added notes of almond and vanilla cream. These flavors grew even more pronounced after the first infusion. I normally only do three infusions, especially when doing reviews, but I just couldn’t stop drinking this one. The creaminess was still present even on the fourth and fifth infusions. Needless to say, I was not at all disappointed. This is one of the best oolongs that I have ever tasted. It is pricey but I can honestly say that it is worth it just for the experience. I would definitely recommend this tea.