Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
Six different Oolongs, all from Verdant Tea. I won’t lie…it took almost 1 month to get these shipped directly from China from Verdant Tea, but the wait was worth it for sure. Once you drink some of this, you realize just how average the stuff is you can buy at even the best grocery stores. First of all, each of these teas just blooms into a whole leaf during steeping and the flavors are amazing. In wine terms, if Ceylon Black Tea is Cabernet, and Darjeeling is Pinot Noir, then Oolongs is the Champagne of teas. My personal favorite from the six pictured is the Zi Mu Dan. Beautiful floral notes with a creamy, yet sparkling texture.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.