This one was labeled as a ‘Bug Bitten Oolong from Taiwan’ with no other information at all.
That’s ok. I’m more then willing to drink a random bug bitten oolong tea from Andrew of Liquid Proust.
Brand: Liquid Proust
Tea: Bug Bitten Oolong from Taiwan
The leaves of this tea are ‘bug bitten’, which is a common processing technique in Taiwanese oolong tea.
When bugs bite the leaves, the tea plant’s natural defense mechanism kicks into gear and releases enzymes to help protect itself. These enzymes altar the taste of the tea and are said to enhance any fruit or honey notes the tea might have.
Amount of Tea: 4 Grams
Brewing Vessel: Small Glass Pitcher
Type of Water: Distilled Water
Rinse Time: 15 Seconds
Steep Time: 45 Seconds – 50 Seconds – 60 Seconds
It doesn’t have an overly complex flavor, but that being said, it is a nice tasting tea.
The honey and caramel taste is probably most pronounced.
Stewed flowers and roasted rice develops later on.
Has a light to medium texture.
Flavor notes: Dark honey, caramel, forest, stewed flowers, and roasted rice.