The brewed tea is a dark amber that has great aromatic notes of roasted/carmalized sugar cane and stone fruit.
It is extremely smooth and complex, without any hint of tannic bitterness and has an excellent sweet finish.
Very satisfying mouthfeel on this tea!
I brewed the tea with water at 90C/194F with .45 grams of tea per ounce (30ml) of water for a 10 ounce brew (4.5 grams total) for 3 minutes.
I've saved the tea leaves to see & taste what multiple infusions will bring.
I highly recommend this delicious Brandy Oolong Ruby 18 tea!
Agree that this tea is hard to oversteep. Beautiful color and a hint of chestnut and maltiness than ends with a distinct honey finish. My favorite oolong thus far.
I love this tea. Hard to oversteep, good hot and cool, so you can take your time drinking.
In terms of flavour, it's definitely juicy and milky. The mouthfeel is kind of unique to this tea.
The taste is sweet, but fairly strong. Some maltiness, some milkiness, and some fruitiness.
Definitely a good tea for beginners and to share with people who are unfamiliar with loose leaf tea.
It’s like this tea is just on the border of being a black tea but not quite. It brews up a rich dark color like a black tea with a malty flavor and just a touch of milky flavor.
As this cools down a bit more it’s even more milky. Forgot about my tea for awhile and then I took a sip. Wow! More milky notes coming through along with the dark robust malty flavor. What a treat!
I've tried this with as many different different brewing temperatures and steep times as I can think of (gong fu style of course) and I just can't seem to eliminate the bitterness and astringency which tends to make me feel a bit sick after drinking. Never experienced this with another tea. Not sure if I got a different batch than other people citing how smooth it is. Not my cup of tea (pun intended)
by Jerred Toews
The taste of this tea is very pleasant and well rounded a little bit creamy with a light roasted flavour .. the tea cake unfortunately was so dried out that it was practically dust and was impossible to strain the dust out of the tea after steeping ... it wasn’t a particularly cheap cake either so I can only give two stars due to high cost and being dried out due to improper storage, was quite disappointing unfortunately