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Thank you Vicony Teas for the free sample!

This is a very peculiar Oolong. It’s aged from 1993, and was refired about a year ago.

Leaf Quality:
The leaves of this Wuyi Yancha smelled substantially different than that of the others Vicony Teas sent me. I detected a faint smell of licorice root with a tiny bit of smokey fruitiness. It was very intriguing. The leaves were a mixture of brown and black. The brewed leaves smelled a bit earthy when I was pouring the tea, however they lost this quality when they were fully separated from the water. They began to smell like muscatel and a bit leathery.

Brewed Tea:
The liquor was a yellowish-brown. The scent was unexpected for an Oolong. It smelled a bit earthy, and toasty, and tasted similar. There was one flavor which stood out: smokey chocolate. The chocolate and smokiness combined reminded me of a Pu-erh. This brew had very interesting qualities I’ve never tasted before in an Oolong.
Second Brew
This cup was a very nice red-copper color. The first sip brought on a sweet nuttiness. The smokiness carried itself on to this brew.
Third Brew
Great floral notes appeared for this cup. Toasty, sweet, a bit earthy, and floral.

I’ve never tasted an Oolong like this before. I’m glad to have tried it, especially since the company ran out of stock.

Bonnie

I really like these mysterious dark and dusky oolongs. Rosty and sometimes sooty. Like being on the orient express, drinking oolong with the smell of coal dust polished wood and pipe tobacco.

Scharp

I definitely liked the samples Vicony Teas provided me. They were toasty, and reminded me of charcoals. I’ll definitely have to try more of the Wuyi Yancha Oolongs.

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Bonnie

I really like these mysterious dark and dusky oolongs. Rosty and sometimes sooty. Like being on the orient express, drinking oolong with the smell of coal dust polished wood and pipe tobacco.

Scharp

I definitely liked the samples Vicony Teas provided me. They were toasty, and reminded me of charcoals. I’ll definitely have to try more of the Wuyi Yancha Oolongs.

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Jared Sharp
I love drinking and reviewing tea. Green, Oolong, Black, White, Yellow, Dark, Pu-erh… It’s all great. In particular, my favorites are Taiping Hou Kui, and Aged Teas.

I’m currently in California, and started my interest in tea at a very young age. Ever since, I’ve looked for exotic, rare, and even newly-developed teas to try.

It doesn’t end there: I’ll try just about any tea new to me that crosses my path.

I typically brew tea in a traditional manner (different teas require different steeping times and water temperatures, ect…). Whichever directions are on the packaging or website, I tend to follow as well.

I’m also building a private collection of Pu-Erh teas and teas good for Aging. Hopefully, they’ll turn out nice.

Companies: If you are looking for a reviewer for tea, I would be happy to sample any of the teas you offer.

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