zaterdag 15 december 2012
Phoenix Oolong Mi Lan Xiang
It's also the first time I properly used the handmade teacup I received from George in Taiwan, while it's actually purpose is for drinking matcha - that's my guessing atleast- I thought it would fit well with todays setting. When I added the tea in the burning-hot teapot a herb like aroma filled the air with some chocolately sweetness -never smelled that chocolate again though. Later on I could smell some lychee and sandalwood notes. The smell was complex and kind of absurd, never smelled something like this before. It kind of reminded me of a Scandinavian pine forest with some heath on the side.
While it's taste is a bit too 'wild' for me, my tastebuds were shocked and awed by flavor bombardments(though a tad too 1-dimensional) it was still a good experience. For now I think I will stick with my refined, elegant Taiwanese oolongs but maybe when I've become a real man I'll give it another shot!
Geplaatst door Rist Van de Weyer op 07:16