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I had a bit of a hand in cupping and describing this one, so I stand by the description that is posted on the website.
Makes an amazing cold brewed iced tea, using 1oz of loose leaf in 3/4 gal of cold water and steeped 6 hrs in the fridge in a Bodum Biasca Iced tea pitcher.
Unlike typical oolongs, its almost better to treat this tea like a black tea, as it has a finer leaf size and a more oxidized profile. The depth of the flavor is better than many traditional orthodox black teas I’ve had out of this region and far better than the CTC that are more common from Kenya and Tanzania.
I did a charity ride this last weekend called the Tour de H2O that builds wells and water systems to help provide clean water (a key necessity for any good cup of tea) for schools and communities. I presented a sample of this to the organizer and hope he enjoys it.
Cuppings were done with a traditional cupping set, using 2 grams for 6oz in 200 degree water for 2-3 minutes, and using same temp. water with slightly longer steep times for follow up extractions. Flavor held up for about 3 extractions and the wonderful apricot notes diminished slightly. A great cup.

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