The fragrance of the dry leaf recalls ginseng first, with a light accompaniment of pine needles. Steep a cup and sip; the liquor is exceptionally smooth, ginseng and a slight nuttiness will dominate the palate. We thought we detected a very slight chocolate-like sweetness in the aftertaste, as well. A gentle tea that is pleasant in all the right ways, and definitely among the most delicious ways to enjoy ginseng!
Our Ginseng Oolong will produce a delicious and sweet cup of tea across most brewing styles, from a water temperature ranging from 85°c to 95°c. An office favorite is actually to steep this tea GongFu style: six grams in a 100ml gaiwan, use 95°c water and rinse, pour in 95°c water and steep for a quick thirty seconds, serve. This method allows the flavor of ginseng to last into at least the fifth of sixth steep.