This is supposed to be part of Demmers’ “Tea tasters selection”, but this doesn’t really win me over. I do understand the name, taste reminds one strongly about bees, but that’s about it. This wulong has an interesting, honey-like sweetnes, and that’s it.
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This is one of my everyday-pu’ers. “Leaves” are actually small bundles of leaves, it suspected that this tea is some kind of by-product of the cake-making-process.
I like the taste usually, although it isn’t very complex. Instead a good cup gives clear, smooth velvety taste. I brew this tea with very little amount of leaves, I haven’t weighted but about third of what I’d usually use.
Being usually good, this brew I’m now drinking is merely avarage. I’m not sure why, I’ve got good cups with same parameters.
Dong Fang Mei Ren is taiwanese wulong, and it is commonly sold in West by names such as “Grand Wulong” or “Imperial Wulong”. I’ve been unsure whether this is some kind of DFMR or not, as it looks like it could be but hasn’t really tasted like one. It was one of my favourite teas at Soihtu, but I haven’t drank this in a long time.
Today I tried this with a gongfu brewing, and compared it to Soihtus standard way of preparing it. And there it was, DFMRs characteristic taste! Not in a really fancy way, but recognizable.
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Quality tea, although I personally dislike Dong Fang Mei Ren.
Quite pleasent, fruity and floral Taiwanese wulong. Nicely roasted aftertaste, overall good quality tea, although not the best Dong Ding I have tasted.