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Qian Li Xiang

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Oolong Tea
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185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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  • “I have had this tea for a while but just got around to tasting it tonight. I admit one thing that attracted me to it was the 15 year shelf life. So anyway I love wuyi teas and this was not cheap...” Read full tasting note
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Origin :
Wu Yi, Fu Jian Province
Harvesting area :
Inner Wu Yi
Plantation attitude :
600 meters above sea level
Harvesting :
Spring 2010
Tea varietal :
Qian Li Xiang
Grade :
AAA
Roasting method :
Hard wood charcoal roasting
Storage recommendation :
up to 15 years in 250gr canister
Yixing teapot pairing :
Qing Shui Ni, Duan Ni

The processing method for this Wu Yi oolong tea has been meticulously respected. The dry tea leave show a really dark color that that is due to the heavy baking the tea has undergone. Hard wood charcoal was used to bake the tea for a period of 12 hours. The noze is still giving away the heavy baking even though we stored this tea for almost more than two months prior to releasing it. The tea leaves exhibit a dark browish hue with the “white glaze” typical to Wu Yi oolong tea. The tea still needs some storage before the aromas are totally balanced but it is already nice to drink gong fu style for the tea lovers who like traditional Wu Yi oolong tea.

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I have had this tea for a while but just got around to tasting it tonight. I admit one thing that attracted me to it was the 15 year shelf life.

So anyway I love wuyi teas and this was not cheap – also rated AAA but I figure I can afford to indulge every once in a while.

1st steep: This went into the Yixing teapot at around 180F for 30 seconds. Yum! I really like this darkly roasted tea. It has flavors of coffee and roasted cherry with a hint of sugar cane. Yum, yum yum! I guess the heavy baking here makes the difference, but to me it does not taste charbroiled or burnt, which is a bonus.

2nd steep: Still hearty, rich and delicious. I am getting some plum notes coming up. This tea is reminiscent of a fine wine and has a very sweet/roasted finish kind of like buckwheat.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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