This is a sample from Fong Mong Tea provided free for review. Thank you!
I appreciate that Fong Mong Tea has respect for their product and considers it worth protecting. The tea arrives in a small, vacuum sealed pouch with an oxygen absorber to keep the tea fresh.
I steeped this one for the full six minutes as suggested by the company. Even with the long steep time, the tea was not bitter or astringent. It is not strongly floral or fruity, though there are hints of both, and it certainly isn’t a roasty oolong. I think that a lightly sweet, vegetal broth flavor is the best way I can describe this.
This is so light that I am sorry I didn’t wait until I had time to do multiple gong fu steepings. Instead, I made this Western style, using the 6 grams of tea in about 12 ounces of water and resteeping once so far. I plan to resteep once more.
For my personal tastes, I definitely prefer the Taiwan Pou Chong I tried yesterday.
Thank you, Fong Mong, for the opportunity to try your teas!