Wuyi Ensemble

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 g 10 oz / 296 ml

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Oolong tea from the Wuyi mountains in the Fujian province of China. Wuyi Oolong grows defiantly in the gaps of the mountainous rock, rendering cultivation both arduous and spell-bindingly beautiful. This tea is famous for its ’dragonfly’s head, frog’s limbs and three colors.’ The latter refers to the green, red and brown colors found in the cross-section of each leaf. Similar to other fine oolong teas, the ‘Wuyi Ensemble’ may be infused a number of times, with each infusion revealing a new nuance of this tea’s complex flavor.

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58 Tasting Notes

18 tasting notes

It’s a decent, solid oolong. Nothing mind blowing. Probably will not be reordering this.

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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27 tasting notes

What an interesting contrast to the White Peony (also from Adagio) I finished earlier. I’m snowed in here in the Great Lakes, so I thought I’d taste through some of my Adagio shipment. Where that had all the delicate hints of floral, melon, nectar and vegetable, this one has all kinds of subtle mineral, roots, fruit, and smoke. Come to think of it, the Irish Breakfast from this morning was malty, citrus and toasty… I may have just developed my first tea flight… just need to find a grassy green I like…

Back to this one. I think when people were saying oolongs taste like “mineral” I was originally expecting something more “metallic.” So it’s taken me a few different brews of different teas to parse out the flavors. By the third infusion, this one had lost a lot of that mineral flavor, and vegetable smells and flavors came out more with a bit more toasted rice smell and flavor. I don’t know that I’d say I “like” it. But I don’t “dislike” it either. These oolongs are just so different than anything I’ve had.

I can’t help but compare/contrast this to the Ceylon and Assams I tried yesterday. This is just so different than the “bold” flavors in those. But not “delicate” flavor either. But not “earthy, mushroom” of the pu-erh either. So many different flavors… And I haven’t even delved into actually FLAVORED teas yet. How do you pick?

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 g 8 OZ / 240 ML

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501 tasting notes

Delicious, nutty, and warm. I prefer it hot, as the flavors are a bit deeper than if it were iced.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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19 tasting notes

I use this tea for gungfu tea drinking, usually a tablespoon in my Yixing clay pot for one minute, starting at about 200 F and going to a full roiling boil by the third or fourth steep. It’s all peaches and perfume with a hint of smoke and wood, and a complete lovely complex of scents and flavors, I only drink this when I can really concentrate on the tea.

205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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84 tasting notes

Brad – too roasted and earthy
Sarah – agrees

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974 tasting notes

Again just adding a tasting note for the newbie tea palate. I thought this one tasted like the lapsang suchong of the oolong world. Very smokey. No rating from me as I am not an expert, and I will try this one again at a later time. I hope to grow up a little in my tea tastes one day, but am loving the adventure and variety available.

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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13 tasting notes

Earthy, raw but smooth taste. Light orange in colour and pretty smooth.

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5 tasting notes

Copper appearance on first steep. Strong smell, smells like burnt wood/leaves. Full bodied taste, very earthy. Definitely a tea you have to be in the mood for. But very good when you are

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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15 tasting notes

First sip on first cup: hint of strong sweet rapidly followed by heavy wheat earthy notes. The sweet note won’t appear again until you take a break from drinking it. I found this to be surprising. The grain/earth is persistent and strong. Almost overbearing but stops just short.

It is a typical oolong experience. Enjoying it as an evening tea

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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3 tasting notes

Great soothing tea. Smoky, earthy, nutty flavors. Has the effect on the missus and I of inducing a coma-like sleep. Best drank with a spot of honey.

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