Another tea session, another tea review
(2005 Songboling Aged Oolong Tea, Lot 135).
The aroma of the dry leaves is quite strong, I would define it as a middle way between dry wood and wood charcoal.
Once placed in the preheated teapot, the woody note is clearly distinguishable.
After a quick rinse, returns the smoky note, which was quite present in the dry leaves.
During the first few infusions, is present in the flavor, a predominant note of roasting, accompanied by a less perceptible note of minerals and wood, all held together by a sugary note, which surrounds the palate from the very beginning.
The sweet note, as well as the roasted note, remains during the entire session, although becoming both lighter.
I consider this a good tea, perfect for those in search of an oolong with a medium/high roasting level.
A defect that could be attributed to this tea is a certain lack of aftertaste, that maybe will come out with a further aging of few years.
For those interested, these are my parameters.
Teapot: 120 ml Kobiwako clay.
Quantity: 8 grams
Infusions: quick rinse to warm up the leaves, flash brew, 5 seconds brew, 10 seconds brew and so on ..[Review also posted on the TTC website.]