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drank Tung Ting by t Leaf T
221 tasting notes

Just when I was getting bored of t leaf T teas, Tung Ting decided to be all totally awesome and make tea exciting again! I’ve been curious to try this tea for a while, its $35/100g and touted as “one of the finest oolongs in the world”. Watching the the leaves unfurl from these small rolled bits into massive leaves in my glass teapot was fascinating, it was as if they’d just rolled up an entire tea bush! The taste was buttery and herbacious, smooth and full-bodied. It reminded me of a less green gyokuro kabuse. This oolong is definitely worth the extra money if you’re oolong-inclined!

2nd steep, 6 mins: Slightly less astringent, still full of flavour
3rd steep, 7 mins: Almost sweet, reminds me of a silver needle white tea
4th steep, 8 mins: Has an underlying sharpness to it, like a second steeping of silver needle. Still packing a decent amount of flavour!
5th steep, 9 minutes: A mild cup now, I give up!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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