The roasted Shan Lin Shi's dry leaves were, well, roasted with subtle odors of sweet greeness lacking in floral. Its flavour was of roasted green sweet honey barley. Its aftertaste was rich and deep, which accompanied a pleasant chalky dry mouthfeel.
The unroasted Shan Lin Shi's dry leaves were floral covered in a light roast. Its flavour was of sweet light honey, slightly cinnamon, floral pastry. Its aftertaste had bright floral subtleties, which accompanied a pleasantly smooth, soft coating of the mouth and tongue.
The chaqi of these two tea was of note. Although they are the same tea, they exhibited such different energy. The qi of the unroasted oolong is strong and centering, pooling in the stomach, causing a feeling of lightness in the extremities. The qi of the roasted roasted oolong is soft, warm, freer in nature, causing energy to flow through the limbs of the body.