Berylleb King Tea(ebay)
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I was going to make the 2008 Song of Chi Tse, but my Golden Shousy teapot isn’t done seasoning yet, so I thought I’d give one of these a try. They were given as a little tea gift from Berylleb.
This is a really interesting tea. I did two rinses, not because of flavor, but because it was hard to get the leaves to open. The wet leaves smell exactly like COFFEE.
It’s pretty amazing. I wasn’t expecting THAT! There are certainly other flavors here, but I can’t get past the coffee. It’s not just the scent. This tea tastes like coffee.
I know we are all tea lovers around here, but if you also dig coffee, then this is definitely for you!
This tea is excellent, almost but not quite stellar. It has very little fermentation flavor left, just a touch, barely perceptible. This is on par with a good quality puerh cake at least, if not the very highest quality. It is good. I might just put in an order with Berylleb for a half kilogram. I only bought 100g. In the initial steeping I detected notes of cocoa or chocolate. By the fourth steeping these notes had deepened to dark chocolate. There were other sweet notes as well. This is a very relaxing tea.
I brewed this 5 times in a 207ml Taiwan Clay Teapot with 7.6g leaf and boiling water. I steeped it for 10 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, and 30 sec. There were at least five more steeps to this tea but I have had enough caffeine for one night. It got only a little weaker in the fifth infusion. I should have given it one minute instead of 30 seconds. This was a damn good tea.
Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate
This is an excellent oolong that lives up to the phrase “competition grade”. It is slightly sweet and slightly bitter, but it is bitter in a good sort of way. It has some of that characteristic oolong flavor common in Dong Ding oolongs but it is not overwhelming. It might be described as a musty flavor but I don’t know if that is right.There is also a mild honey flavor to this tea. This is is the first time I gave this the full gongfu treatment.
I brewed this four times in an 180ml celadon teapot. I used 190 degree water and 5g of leaf. I brewed it for 15 sec, 15 sec, 25 sec, and 35 sec. This was without a doubt one of the best oolongs I have ever drank.