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I discovered this tea, while looking for a viable organic Wuyi tea to make a staple. It’s a rather unknown vendor, but the tea arrived a little scathed through its’ simple loose packaging, something that affected their score.

I brewed this shy of a boil, on one minute ascending brews, in a prewarmed gaiwan. The leaf quality is dark, and rather questionable leaf size (maybe due to the packaging), but overall, large leaves with no contrast of green. This tea yields a rather more complex cup of Wuyi tea. It’s colour is darker than a normal Wuyi. A continuos honeylike taste, mixed in with my favorite earthy harmonizing notes, with appropriate amounts of muskiness, and a pea size amount of subtle smokiness. It ends with a sweet aftertaste.

I consider this a well rounded organic Wuyi, but it loses a bit too much body for me on it’s second cup, but its’ taste sets it separate from other Wuyi oolongs. I would drink this again if I wanted a bit of change in Wuyi. I would score this even or slightly higher to Zhi Tea’s Wuyi oolong, if the packaging was more appropriately handled, and could draw more cups.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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1
drank Milk Oolong by TeaCuppa
5 tasting notes

Artificial milk and butter aroma and flavor. Smells like kettle corn popcorn. Not natural at all. The leaves are very small, unlike the authentic Taiwanese version with large WHOLE leaves 2 and 3 connected with buds-simply a gorgeous sight. This is opposite, small and broke leaves. Had to spit it out as did my tea tasting friends. Advice, opt for an authentic Milk Oolong or Jin Xuan or Golden Lily oolong from the high mountains of Taiwan.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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drank Milk Oolong by TeaCuppa
2 tasting notes

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drank Buddha Hand by TeaCuppa
5 tasting notes

i love this tea.
a pity its high in price and difficult to find in singapore

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drank Buddha Hand by TeaCuppa
911 tasting notes

A decent oolong but I haven’t found it to be overly impressive. Light and slightly sweet but indistinct. Might help if I used more leaf – I used 4g/6oz

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100
drank Barley Oolong by TeaCuppa
911 tasting notes

Mmm, corn. It’s kinda weird but I do so love this tea. A nice and sweet grain flavor.

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75
drank Dong Ding by TeaCuppa
2 tasting notes

Very light Oolong. Good one as the first Oolong

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92
drank Dong Ding by TeaCuppa
911 tasting notes

My tea must have come from the bottom of the container – it has so much dust! The dust makes it really bitter so I tried to sift most of it out before brewing. I think I got most of it because this is good. Sweet, a bit floral… Could be fresher but oh well.

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drank Milk Oolong by TeaCuppa
911 tasting notes

It reminds me of Juicy Fruit gum, but in spite of that (because of that?) I so love this tea.

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75
drank First Love by TeaCuppa
56 tasting notes

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drank Yunnan Gold by TeaCuppa
11 tasting notes

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