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China Oolong Kwai Flower

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Oolong Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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  • “Looking at the dry leaf, I loved how the tiny flowers were mixed in with the tea leaves. What was a bit disappointing was how crushed the leaves were. This might have been partly due to shipping,...” Read full tasting note
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    morvaltur 1602 tasting notes

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This moderately oxidized Fujian Oolong, warm and woody, is complemented quite nicely by the addition of Osmanthus Blossoms – tiny late summer flowers prized by the Chinese for their rich, nectar-like flavor reminiscent of peach, golden yellow color in the cup.

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2 Tasting Notes

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1602 tasting notes

Looking at the dry leaf, I loved how the tiny flowers were mixed in with the tea leaves. What was a bit disappointing was how crushed the leaves were. This might have been partly due to shipping, though few of the other teas I received at the same time were like this. Regardless, the dry leaf has a wonderful dark oolong smell with great flowery notes.

Steeping some of this tea as per the website directions (3 minutes, 1 heaping teaspoon per cup of water), the finish liquor has a pleasant aroma of a light oolong with great floral tones. The smell of the flowers diminishes yet improves, at the same time. My first sip, however, did not impress me. It tasted very flat, for an oolong, and the flowers did not come through at all. Not to be put off, I continued on with my tasting. The flavour grew bolder as I continued to drink the tea, and I gradually became aware of the subtle flavours imparted by the flowers.

Over a couple steepings, this tea grew to be quite pleasant. The moderately light flavour would make this tea a good accompaniment to some light appetizer dishes, such as a cheese and cracker plate. I enjoyed this tea, but one must have patience with it to get the most from its leaves.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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