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I chose this tea for my morning cup and it’s given me a bounce in my step all day. Seemed more wooden today than it did yesterday but still very nice.
Thank you Dag Wedin for this sample. I’ve kept it safe for a few months until I became confident enough to do a review, though even now I have not had many Japanese Oolong.
Again I will be following the same steeping method as Dag. I’ve tried to find this tea online for more information but I failed :(
The leaves are dark brown and are a variety of lengths, I would say they range from finely chopped up to 20mm. I can also see some light brown stick/stem amongst the leaves. They have a sweet wooden scent with a subtle hint of flowers. As though I was walking through a woods in the summer time and inhaling deeply.
The steeped scent is also wooden and gently sweet. Medium strength, sweet fresh cut wood, malt and honey. Little to no astringency. Beautiful sweet after taste.
A fine Japanese Oolong :) Similar to a light black tea so I think my husband would also enjoy this one. He’s dominantly a black tea fan but he does make exceptions.
ca 5g / 180ml Kobiwako kyusu
Single infusion 2m @ 80C
Sipdown! The last of my pastry tea.. This the is so very sweet and minty, it goes perfect with pastry. I accompanied it with some white chocolate cheesecake. :)
Hm might try to get some more this spring when first harvests are coming in. A bit of a hassle to order though since Takeo-sans webpage is all in japanese. haha google-fu translate!
Anyways i will miss this tea.
Going through my -12 teas before they go stale. Will be drinking a ton of sencha soon….. :)
This tea is somewhat of a favorite. Although VERY inexpensive it is of good quality and the taste is uniqe.
5g / 200ml glaspot. Kunzan tetsubin.
2m/3m @ 80-85C
Minty, sweet but a tiny bit to strong. forgot the recommended amount of 3g/200ml.
This is a strange one.
Produced by Takeo Organic tea farmers at the foot of the Suzukasanmyaku, in the town Geino Mie Prefecture.
It is semi-fermented and is somewhere between oolong and black.
The taste is very sweet and minty. Goes perfect with pastry :)
Can get it here straight from Takeo family themselves.
Use google translate. The page is in japanese only.