Songyi Tea Shanlinshi was grown on Longfeng Gorge in Nantuo. The taste was floral with a prominent note of toasted sesame seed. Yum!
8 Immortals was floral with a grounded quality that I really enjoyed. This tea is a must try for those who are new to Phoenix oolongs.
Buttery and soft with hints of a vanilla and hyacinth, this Shan Lin Xi from Zhao Zhu hit the spot. I couldn't stop smelling the dry leaves!
I was already expecting this tea to be floral since its name is magnolia fragrance. It definitely had an almost perfume-like quality but what really blew me away was the sweet and fruity finish.
Tie Luo Han, aka Iron Arhat, is one of the four original Wuyi oolong varieties. This one was roasty with a distinct minerality and a surprisingly floral finish.
This tea is an unusually green twist on my beloved dancong style of oolong. Zhao Zhu's tasting notes of orchid, lily and lilac were spot on.