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195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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  • “Backlog: A really good Dong Ding. I really like this company, I've been very impressed with their quality. Lovely mild floral notes, sweet, nutty and hints of caramel. Good for many...” Read full tasting note
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    LiberTEAS 4322 tasting notes
  • “First sample of a Far Leaves Tea and this is quite nice. Here are my snippets from the full review that will post on the 13th of April. The dry leaf is typical for a green Dong Ding oolong and...” Read full tasting note
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    azzrian 807 tasting notes
  • “Made my first trip out to the Far Leaves Tea store the other day, and I immediately fell in love with the simple surroundings and all the delicious teas that I tried. After enjoying an awesome pot...” Read full tasting note
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    ilchymis 40 tasting notes
  • “This is the first loose leaf tea I've ever made. I used my brand new IngenuiTea. I was impressed. The tea had a very earthy, nutty flavor. Very happy with my first foray into the tea world. Side...” Read full tasting note
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    psuedoquasi 8 tasting notes

From Far Leaves Tea

A classic Taiwan Oolong grown high above lugu valley. This summit tea has a soaring floral opening and a rich lasting finish.

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Backlog:

A really good Dong Ding. I really like this company, I’ve been very impressed with their quality. Lovely mild floral notes, sweet, nutty and hints of caramel. Good for many infusions.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/12/dong-ding-oolong-from-far-leaves-tea/

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First sample of a Far Leaves Tea and this is quite nice. Here are my snippets from the full review that will post on the 13th of April.

The dry leaf is typical for a green Dong Ding oolong and has a lovely light floral aroma. I am getting a bit of a white lilac aroma from the dry leaf.

The taste in the first steep is more toward the floral side with just a hint at nuttiness, not as buttery or creamy as some Dong Ding, but there is a slight vanilla undertone to the taste. If you swish the tea around in your mouth you will feel more of the creaminess and richness. The resulting aftertaste is floral.

I generally prefer a dark roasted oolong but this is quite lovely and the quality of this tea makes me want to explore more of Far Leaves options.

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Made my first trip out to the Far Leaves Tea store the other day, and I immediately fell in love with the simple surroundings and all the delicious teas that I tried. After enjoying an awesome pot of Bi Lo Chun at my table, I asked to sample some Taiwanese oolongs in hopes of getting a better idea of what I like in an oolong. The owner, Donna, asked me if I’d like to try one of her all-time favorites that she had just hand-selected and flown over from Taiwan. How could I refuse? After two sips, I was completely sold on the Dong Ding — she packed me an (overflowing) tin, and I’ve been enjoying it ever since.

I don’t possess the palate (nor the adjective set!) to accurately describe the intricacies of 7+ tiny cups of tea, but what I can tell you from my various cups over the last two days is that this particular Dong Ding has an INCREDIBLE floral aroma that I simply cannot get out of my head. Every sip and sniff of this tea just explodes with the sweet scent of blossoming Gardenias, while the flavor slowly transitions from sweet and soft; to astringent and “full.” It takes about three infusions for the leaves to fully open up, but it’s fun watching and tasting the tea as it deepens in color and flavor over the next ~4 infusions.

I’ve been using the directed amount of rolled leaf in a “normal-sized” gaiwan (about 1tsp/~70ml of slightly cooled water), but I haven’t been very precise with my timings or temperatures — I’m still new to gaiwans and gong-fu, so I’m taking it a cup at a time. I do have to admit that I have been enjoying a break from all the fuss I normally make preparing greens.. :)

I’m off to bed now, but I have a feeling I’ll be thinking about this tea until my next cup.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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This is the first loose leaf tea I’ve ever made. I used my brand new IngenuiTea. I was impressed. The tea had a very earthy, nutty flavor. Very happy with my first foray into the tea world.

Side note: If you live in the area, the Far Leaves Tea in Berkeley is a great store and they even gave us a free cup of tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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A great floral oolong!

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0 min, 45 sec

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