here kitty kitty kitty want some tea?
Today some Miyazaki Oolong-Black Sakimidori from yuuki.
Interesting stuff, reminds me of a cross between a yixing hong cha and a darjeeling second flush. First couple infusions had a real
sharpness, but it's a good sharpness that goes away very fast after it jolts you to attention. Gets very sweet when cooled to warm temp. A nice fruity chocolaty coconutty aroma in the liquor and wet leaf. I enjoy the fact that it shares many darjeeling characteristics but has more the gentleness of a yixing red.
Tea has a really heating effect on me and a couple of others who have tried it. First time I brewed it I broke out into a good sweat. Very controlled bitterness, almost none at all. Holding up well so far, going onto infusion 4 and will brew this as the last slightly longer infusion. Didn't expect its flavour to endure as well as it did throughout infusions. Twisting is very loose so it opens up and releases very fast. I was surprised to see my teapot almost fully expanded with leaf by the beginning of the second infusion.
A very welcomed addition to their lineup.