New Kam Man

Recent Tasting Notes

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Surprised someone else has reviewed this!

I got 2oz of this wonderful tea for $6(!). Can’t beat that for the quality. This tea is a lighter green oolong that is comparable to a premium spring tea I received from Ten Ren in 2011. Great if you enjoy less roasted/brigher green oolongs.

Ed Fladung

Yes! I am also surprised that someone else found the New Kam Man grocery store. The older man who waits on me down in the basement where the tea is is very nice and clearly loves it that I appreciate the teas.

wokeupfuzzy

yes, the old man does seem very nice. When I was there again recently (my third trip) looking for tea tins, he came over and gestured towards the bin of Jasmine, probably thinking that I might be confused and that was the one tea I might recognize. hehe. Next time I go, I will probably try a few more teas to get a better sense of their offerings.

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I got this Oolong at a Chinese grocery store on Canal St. in New York Chinatown. They have a large variety of Chinese teas sold by weight and I have found them to be very good. I am a great fan of Tung Ting Oolong from Formosa. Formosa (Taiwan) is just across the Formosa or Taiwan strait from Fujian Province where this tea is grown so it’s not surprising that they have a similar taste and history. The Monkey picked Tea Kwan Yin is a light Oolong as is Tung Ting with a semi-rolled style and light oxidation and light firing. To my taste the Tea Kwan Yin is not as floral as it’s Tung Ting cousin. It is a very satisfying tea with some aspects of green tea and some deeper aspects brought out by the roasting. Very enjoyable.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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