100

Wow, really what more can I say about this one? Well, I’ll try to say something!

I ordered this on a hunch I would like it just from reading the description. To me this is like oolong perfection in a cup. I’ve steeped it now for 3 times in the gaiwan and it’s a rich, golden tea. Mouthfeel is similar to a really nice gyokuro. Very buttery and rich! The slight roasting I believe brings out the nutty flavor. I am getting macadamia nuts and mangoes, a slight taste of corn.

Upon my initial steep I got a tiny trace of bitterness so I would recommend not oversteeping this one if you can possibly help it.

You can just tell this is a great quality oolong, totally off the charts in my opinion. I have hardly met a formosa oolong I did not like but this one ranks up there very high as one of my all time favorites. Very well done, Asha!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Charles Thomas Draper

Did it taste like anything illegal??

TeaBrat

lol – nope, I think you might need the LiShan oolong sativa for that! http://ashateahouse.myshopify.com/collections/oolong/products/li-shan-oolong-sativa

Charles Thomas Draper

Oops sorry wrong one…

ScottTeaMan

Amy, did you get an oolong sampler? Asha’s Ali San & Li Shan oolongs seem highly priced, Most teas like this are though, and I think their prices are pretty competitively priced, based on what I’ve priced on the net. Oh boy! Now I’m tempted to add another company to my list, and I am trying to not place another tea order till Spring, but this is one I will try…….at some point! :))

TeaBrat

I got a sample size of the Ali Shan but not of this one. It was pricey but I loved it.

Charles Thomas Draper

Scott I recommend Asha….

TeaBrat

me too!

Charles Thomas Draper

His Oolongs are first class A1.

ScottTeaMan

Thank you. :))

BTVSGal

He is a little pricey now. I remember buying from him back in September when the Alishan was half the price it is now. I will say though he has to me the best oolong I have had. He gives generous samples when you make an order too.

Charles Thomas Draper

I may buy this today. I respect your taste.

Charles Thomas Draper

The fragrant aroma and the rich aroma is this the same tea?

TeaBrat

They are different. I have not had the fragrant aroma. I believe this is more heavily roasted…

Charles Thomas Draper

Thanks. They must be sold out….

TeaBrat

Already? sheesh. Maybe you should send them an email or something.

BTVSGal

I would do the tasting kit, if he gets more in. You get a good three tastings and you get to try all three.

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Charles Thomas Draper

Did it taste like anything illegal??

TeaBrat

lol – nope, I think you might need the LiShan oolong sativa for that! http://ashateahouse.myshopify.com/collections/oolong/products/li-shan-oolong-sativa

Charles Thomas Draper

Oops sorry wrong one…

ScottTeaMan

Amy, did you get an oolong sampler? Asha’s Ali San & Li Shan oolongs seem highly priced, Most teas like this are though, and I think their prices are pretty competitively priced, based on what I’ve priced on the net. Oh boy! Now I’m tempted to add another company to my list, and I am trying to not place another tea order till Spring, but this is one I will try…….at some point! :))

TeaBrat

I got a sample size of the Ali Shan but not of this one. It was pricey but I loved it.

Charles Thomas Draper

Scott I recommend Asha….

TeaBrat

me too!

Charles Thomas Draper

His Oolongs are first class A1.

ScottTeaMan

Thank you. :))

BTVSGal

He is a little pricey now. I remember buying from him back in September when the Alishan was half the price it is now. I will say though he has to me the best oolong I have had. He gives generous samples when you make an order too.

Charles Thomas Draper

I may buy this today. I respect your taste.

Charles Thomas Draper

The fragrant aroma and the rich aroma is this the same tea?

TeaBrat

They are different. I have not had the fragrant aroma. I believe this is more heavily roasted…

Charles Thomas Draper

Thanks. They must be sold out….

TeaBrat

Already? sheesh. Maybe you should send them an email or something.

BTVSGal

I would do the tasting kit, if he gets more in. You get a good three tastings and you get to try all three.

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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