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Just added this to our website. I always like to drink the teas while I write the descriptions for our website, even though I have already written full tasting notes. It gets me in the mood to write about the tea.

I love this oolong. Our Anxi Tie Guan Yin and this one are my 2 favorite oolongs. I definitely recommend this to any oolong fanatics. This is a winter harvest and the leaves were plucked just a couple months ago, so it is very fresh. The leaves are very sturdy. Here is a picture after the 3rd infusion: http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i446/butikiteas/3rdinfusionleavesdayuling_zpsb70e1a64.jpg. That’s from my mini glass pot that I use for gongfu sessions. I love being able to see the leaves brew. This is just such an interesting tea. Here’s a short breakdown of the infusions I’ve done so far:

1st infusion: Very floral, notes of orchids and lilac mingle with bosc pear followed by light spearmint notes. Buttery. Light spinach notes.

2nd infusion: very very vegetal.

3rd infusion: vegetal but fading.

4th infusion: The floral notes are back and even stronger now! The spearmint notes are also pretty strong and lingers long after the sip. Nice sweetness and deliciously buttery. This was one of my favorite infusions this session.

5th infusion: Floral, vegetal with strong spearmint notes. Delicious!

This tea has a few more infusions left, but I need a break at the moment.

I strongly recommend giving this one a try but also recommend taking some time to spend with it.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

I didn’t look,but I’m guessing that this is a Taiwanese Oolong.

Butiki Teas

Indeed it is!

Bonnie

I LOVE the minty spearmint in good Taiwanese Oolong’s!

Butiki Teas

Oh yes, absolutely. :)

Dustin

I’m having a hard time understanding what you mean by orchid notes in this tea. I have collected orchids in the past and although some are scented (and have a variety of scents from one type to another) most have no fragrance. Is it a scent of a particular orchid or just a term for a specific scent? Can you break down what an orchid note would be a little further for me please? :)

Butiki Teas

Dustin-Well, its really how I perceive orchids I guess. My in-laws love orchids. They always have them in the house and my husband and I always purchase more orchids for them for various events and holidays. To me, the ones that we have purchased, which would be the more common types have a certain fragrance that is quite beautiful. Its very fresh and slightly sweet. Its kind of hard to describe but I know it when I smell it. Our Wen Shan Bao Zhong is a prime example of this. To me, the orchid notes in that tea are very strong. The scent of the actual flower is generally light but I have a really good sense of smell. Does that make sense?

Dustin

Yeah, I think I get it. Thanks!

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Bonnie

I didn’t look,but I’m guessing that this is a Taiwanese Oolong.

Butiki Teas

Indeed it is!

Bonnie

I LOVE the minty spearmint in good Taiwanese Oolong’s!

Butiki Teas

Oh yes, absolutely. :)

Dustin

I’m having a hard time understanding what you mean by orchid notes in this tea. I have collected orchids in the past and although some are scented (and have a variety of scents from one type to another) most have no fragrance. Is it a scent of a particular orchid or just a term for a specific scent? Can you break down what an orchid note would be a little further for me please? :)

Butiki Teas

Dustin-Well, its really how I perceive orchids I guess. My in-laws love orchids. They always have them in the house and my husband and I always purchase more orchids for them for various events and holidays. To me, the ones that we have purchased, which would be the more common types have a certain fragrance that is quite beautiful. Its very fresh and slightly sweet. Its kind of hard to describe but I know it when I smell it. Our Wen Shan Bao Zhong is a prime example of this. To me, the orchid notes in that tea are very strong. The scent of the actual flower is generally light but I have a really good sense of smell. Does that make sense?

Dustin

Yeah, I think I get it. Thanks!

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My taste for tea started at an early age. As a child, I would frequently enjoy a cup of tea with my family. Tea has always been a significant part of my life, through all the challenges and all the accomplishments and celebrations. Naturally, I became interested in the variety of high quality teas and the very culture that encompasses tea. Today, I want to share my passion and love of tea through Butiki Teas.

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