Organic Sparrow Tongue

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Butter, Flowers
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Certification
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Had a cup of this last night with my parents since my dad has a collection of tea now but never wants to make tea. He seems to think there's some sort of rules for drinking tea that he hasn't...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Western Style. I should stop drinking tea at 2AM. School habits die hard. First sip: It tastes like solid ordinary %{color:green}green% oolong to me. _although, I shouldn't say that, as...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Woah, another Butiki tea that I'm the first at reviewing?! Strange! Anyhow, in the mood for an oolong tonight. Had some fun making rice krispie squares with the boy tonight (oh, what an...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thank you, Stacy for sending me this sample in my latest order! I steeped this for around 1.5 minutes at 180f per Butiki's instructions. First steep: a lightly vegetal, very aromatic brew....” Read full tasting note
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From Butiki Teas

Our Organic Sparrow Tongue originates from Huangshan in the Anhui province in China and is grown and processed in the Huangshan Sungta organic tea garden by tea master Chen Wei. This handpicked lightly oxidized oolong is smooth and has a substantial body. Organic Sparrow Tongue is a mellow, naturally sweet oolong that has fresh floral and light honeysuckle notes and possesses a buttery quality that lingers long after the first sip. Some cinnamon, spinach and light spearmint notes are also present. This is a truly excellent oolong that can handle many infusions. For gongfu brewing methods, which we highly recommend, use 2 teaspoons of tea (3 grams of tea) steeped in 4oz of boiling water for 1 1/2 minutes. Below you will find western style brewing instructions.

Ingredients: Organic Chinese Oolong Tea

Recommended Brew Time: 4 minutes
Recommended Amount: 1 teaspoon of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 180F degrees

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300 tasting notes

Before I forget I drank this one Saturday, the day after the worst migraine I’ve had it months, so I didn’t want to try anything aged or too roasted. I thought this would be greener but it was actually a perfect middle ground. Cute little pellets unfurling into delicious orchid candy-like tea. It tasted very familiar and maybe I had actually brewed it once before but it had a lot of the qualities I like. Will definitely revisit soon, perhaps western style. Yum.

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198 tasting notes

This is a very refreshing, very green oolong. It’s crisp and lightly floral—I’m reminded of jasmine more than anything, even though I know that’s not quite right; I see lots of mentions of honeysuckle but I don’t actually know what that tastes like, so… The tea is quite sweet; there’s a bit of grassiness but overall I’m finding it light on the vegetal notes. It does have that cooling mint-like quality, but, happily for me, without tasting like mint at all. This is a very enjoyable cup of tea, although I think I do prefer oolongs that are bit more heavily oxidized.

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97 tasting notes

Very sweet and buttery with just a touch of honeysuckle and fresh cut grass. I like this a lot! Reminds me of a mix of Jin Xuan and Ti Guan Yin. Brews up a surprisingly gold color despite the very green flavors and appearance.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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464 tasting notes

This was a free sample that came with my Butiki order. (Thanks, Stacy!) My first thought was that it was really sweet for a green tea. Then I started to taste a light, buttery vegetal quality to it. As it cooled even more, I started to feel a cooling sensation almost like it had mint in it, but without a mint taste. I REALLY liked this one! ONWARD FOR A SECOND STEEP! :-)

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Wow, was this ever buttery!! I basically had enough for one steep, plus re-steeps, from Cavocorax from our last swap, so I made it last night. The mouthfeel on this was sooo thick. It’s a really nice oolong. I wish I remembered a bit more about the rest, butI drank before bed and am only sitting her now typing up this tasting.

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833 tasting notes

I love a nice rich buttery oolong! Mmmmm…so good.

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Method: 1.5 tsp, 8 oz, 205 degrees, 3 minutes, French Press

Dry Leaf Aroma: Seaweed

Brewing Aroma: very lightly floral

Flavor: Mild, with floral notes. I thought this was a pleasant tea. It’s not my fave, but I liked it!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I don’t have much time to write about this. I’m not quite sure about how I feel about this one yet. I enjoyed it, of course, but it combines flavors that I have not experienced together before, and I feel like I need to try it again to know if this one is for me or not.

__Morgana__

Love the name.

CharlotteZero

I love the image that came up when I searched for the name: http://www.nejohnston.org/Birds/Tongue/SongSparrow_1.jpg

Butiki Teas

^Oh my, that image looks like its out of a horror flick.

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