I've been thinking that maybe the reason I haven't liked oolongs in the past is because they were been brewed improperly.
Now, I'm not sure whether or not that is the case, since I was never the person brewing them (I never bought any myself, because all of the ones I'd tried were unpleasant).
What I am sure is that I just had the first oolong I actually liked. It was Adagio's Jasmine #12.
When the tea samples first got here, I had to smell them all. And the Jasmine #12 was one of the ones I smelled a second time... and a third... and... hmmm.
So, today, I tried it.
First, watching the little balls unfurl was a real treat. Then, the taste... it was just so good. I don't know how I've gotten along so far without it. Definitely going on the list of teas to buy in larger quantities!
My SO thinks I'm crazy, that it was "okay." That's fine: just means more tea for me!
So, an oolong I actually like? No. This I love.
Owes its flavors to oxidation levels between green & black tea.
Mar 4th, '06, 03:06
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