MIKE_B wrote:Even with flash infusions, it was very bitter. Hard to taste anything past the astringency. It mellowed out some after 5 brews or so, but wasn't interesting enough to go much past that.
In my opinion, there is such a wide variety of tea in this OTTI that which tea we prefer comes down to a matter of personal preference rather than difference in the quality of the tea.AdamMY wrote:The Lishan is far far better in my opinion than the Imperial Pearls.
AdamMY wrote:Dry leaf looks and smells amazing, quite dark and full of welcoming roasted aromas. With a good bit of spices in there to mix it up, and a slight note of milk chocolate. I will say these are tiny tiny little rolled up leaves, not as big as you typically seen from Taiwanese Oolongs.
Its interesting, though not my favorite taste wise, lots of spice, but the off putting part is it has a musky taste you sometimes find in certain red teas ( and those are the types of red teas I usually avoid).