Interestingly teascent only sells oolong tea, with 4 types of oolong. The one we’ll be trying today is the All Day Oolong, which is a Ali Shan Oolong in bagged form. By the way, their website is adorable! Plus, this Troutie tote bag is awesome!
Dry Leaf: Nice smell on the oolong! All Day Oolong has a comforting smell like fresh baked bread.
Appearance wise is kind of smashed up, more smashed up compared to teascent‘s photos. However, this tea came in a paper envelope from the UK to California, so it can have some expected damage.
Steeping Instructions: teascent’s brewing method for their oolongs is using boiling water for 2-4 minutes, with 4 minute resteeps.
Following that, I steeped for 3 minutes. I didn’t use the tea bag because that’s how I roll!
The result is a buttery and lightly floral cup of golden bronze tea.
Taste: All Day Oolong has a slightly creamy texture on the lips throughout the sip. Up front, a super light floral, 1/10 on the Floral-o-meter, a little grassy notes mixed with a buttery coppery mineral flavor. End of sip goes lighter in flavor, with a bit of floral grassyness lingering. The overall flavor level is light-moderate and easy to drink.
Resteep: The 4 minute resteep of All Day Oolong is even lighter. The tea is a light, buttery flavor with a silky texture that fills my mouth. The aftertaste is sweet floral notes. Very good resteep.
Cold Steep: I cold steeped this oolong overnight. The main flavor is a lovely silky butteryness, with hints of grass and floral.
Comments: I wish I had more to play with for steeping times or gongfu brewing to find more complexities, but overall teascent‘s All Day Oolong is a lovely starter oolong – not too floral or grassy. True to its name, it’s lightness makes it an easy to drink tea that one could sip away at all day.
(tea provided for review)