woensdag 31 oktober 2012
High Mountain Formosa MF from Hojo
This tea looks particulary dark, kind of deep oceaan blue with seaweed. It might not be noticeable on the picture but when you put this one next to a normal, lightl oxidized high mountain oolong it appears to be almost black. Because I opened the vacuüm sealed package a few hours before drinking and kept the tea in a glazed jar the aromas had the chance to develop. It smelled pure and refreshing with some honey like sweetness. I wasn't able to detect a roast at all, perhaps the what I like to call 'Honey pops' smell came from some very light roasting. At the first brew I was surprised to see such an intense orange colour, I didn't expect such a deep oxidized tea! It almost looked and smelled like a fully oxidized oolong, almost like an OB. The first sip was so smooth, honey like sweet and fruity that a smile appeared on my face. It seems the more tea I'm drinking, the better they get. I don't know if it's due the fact that I'm buying better teas, my brewing skills improved or I'm just able to detect more nuances because of an increased tasting palate.
Geplaatst door Rist Van de Weyer op 06:09