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Butterfly of Taiwan

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Oolong Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by Milani
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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  • “Trying to finish this tea as I've had it for a while. Still tastes great! I've now tried quite a few oolongs from Taiwan but most of them are a greener style. This tea, which I believe is...” Read full tasting note
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    wokeupfuzzy 6 tasting notes
  • “A very pleasant Oolong. Like any Oolong, the leaf need to open freely (no filters here). Infused leaves have a very good smell - don't miss that part. And yes, it's 5 min. steeping, minimum, with...” Read full tasting note
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    milani 4 tasting notes
  • “A basic oolong with a slight flower taste. I tried brewing it in a filter and without it : with one, the taste was completely absent, the leaf have to unfold completely. Brewed at 90°C” Read full tasting note
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    kaitenkenbu 95 tasting notes

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6 tasting notes

Trying to finish this tea as I’ve had it for a while. Still tastes great!

I’ve now tried quite a few oolongs from Taiwan but most of them are a greener style. This tea, which I believe is usually called Bai Hao, is much more oxidized, approaching black tea. Lightly sweet honey and woodsy flavors combine without much of a musty quality. A nice honey taste lingers on the palate for a while after drinking. Some descriptions I have seen of this type of tea note a fruity taste, but to me it doesn’t have the fruity quality you might find in, say, a Dan Cong. I would also add that fans of Darjeeling teas might enjoy this one.

I’ve found it is nice and smooth if you use temperatures below those you would use for black tea as it can get bitter quickly.

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76
4 tasting notes

A very pleasant Oolong. Like any Oolong, the leaf need to open freely (no filters here). Infused leaves have a very good smell – don’t miss that part. And yes, it’s 5 min. steeping, minimum, with almost boiling water.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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95 tasting notes

A basic oolong with a slight flower taste.
I tried brewing it in a filter and without it : with one, the taste was completely absent, the leaf have to unfold completely.
Brewed at 90°C

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