Eastern Beauty

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Oolong Tea
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195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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  • “Apologies - I have a bit of a tea backlog to get through because not only was my internet down most of the evening yesterday, Steepster seemed to be down as well! It was driving me crazy. So I have...” Read full tasting note
    kittenna 2229 tasting notes
  • “A short foray into the Aroma Tea Shop this afternoon which is in San Francisco's Richmond District. A very unpretentious little store. The Owner is quite nice and humorous and offers free tea...” Read full tasting note
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Also known as “Champagne Oolong” for its honey like aroma, this very popular Formosa Oolong is a highly oxidized oolong with distinctive white silver tips. This tea is prized for its malt like sweetness followed with a smooth desirable finish.

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2229 tasting notes

Apologies – I have a bit of a tea backlog to get through because not only was my internet down most of the evening yesterday, Steepster seemed to be down as well! It was driving me crazy. So I have like 8 tasting notes/additional infusion notes written down in a Word document to paste into here (probably a good plan anyways, but it irritated me not to be able to post thing as I was drinking them).

This one’s another sample thanks to Amy Oh! :D

My notes are scarce (I was talking with/listening to drunken roommates while drinking it), but I noted that it tasted sweet and woody-ish (a flavour I find common in late infusions of green oolongs, and earlier in oxidized oolongs). I am wondering if my infusion time/temp/amount of leaf were off though; since I couldn’t access brewing parameters, I just made them up myself, and although they’re typically ok for an oolong, I think a longer infusion would have been better, at the very least. So this one tasted alright, but definitely needs some tweaking (and I definitely have enough leaf left to do that, since Amy sent me a very generous amount!) I’ll withhold a rating until then.

Thanks again, Amy!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

Steepster was definitely down!! frustrated the heck outta me :/

Kittenna

Tonight hasn’t been much better… taking advantage of a brief period of availability to read some notes!

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2342 tasting notes

A short foray into the Aroma Tea Shop this afternoon which is in San Francisco’s Richmond District. A very unpretentious little store. The Owner is quite nice and humorous and offers free tea tastings. I probably tried about 10 different teas before I ended up taking this one (the Milk oolong was also quite good).

So the Eastern beauty or Oriental Beauty is known as the champagne of oolongs. There is a good reason for this comparison. I am not an expert by any means on this tea, but I found this to be slightly sweet with a faint plummy/nectarine base and light minerality. I don’t get “malt” at all here, I’m reminded a bit more of honey. Not bitter or astringent in any way. Really hit its stride for me after the first steeping. This will be a very forgiving oolong you don’t have to worry too much about oversteeping. I will also have to try cold brewing this as I am sure it will make a fantastic iced tea. I need to experiment a bit with my ideal tea/water ratio. The rating will most likely go up if I get that figured out.

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