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Taiwan Da Yu Ling High Mountain Oolong

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Oolong Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by Gingko (manager of Life in Teacup)
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200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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  • “I am not sure how to describe this tea. It has clear and prominent fragrance, but it’s hard to compare this fragrance with other food or drink. It brings a strong sweet aftertaste deep into the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is an excellent tea. Not at all vegetal, but not dark or toasty either. Pretty much exactly what I like in an oolong. - brad. ” Read full tasting note
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  • “To me this tea had a very smooth and subtle flavor, it is sweet and buttery. It's nice in the morning because of its calming, clear taste. The lingering taste is strong in effect, sweet, but gentle...” Read full tasting note
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From Life In Teacup

Taiwan Da Yu Ling Oolong. From Song Quan Gang tea farm, 2500 meters (7500 feet) above sea level.

Production year: 2009 Autumn

When brewed 5g in 120ml water (boiling or nearly boiling temperature. 20sec. for each of the first 3 infusions), it can last at least 8 infusions.

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I am not sure how to describe this tea. It has clear and prominent fragrance, but it’s hard to compare this fragrance with other food or drink. It brings a strong sweet aftertaste deep into the throat. Besides, I think the most exceptional character of Da Yu Long is that it has a somewhat buttery flavor, possibly due to the amino acid contents in the tea. Such buttery flavor usually is only found in high mountain oolong. Drinking this tea is like having a small heaven. In my eyes, a typical Da Yu Ling doesn’t have any flaws. Fragrance, flavor, liquor texture, even liquor color and leaf shape, it has got them all. In addition, it lasts for many infusions, and won’t get bitter in even very long infusions.

Although it’s not my most favorite tea, I do love this tea very much. Oddly, my favorite teas are not those without flaws. Sometimes I could taste a hint of smoky in a dark oolong but still love it. Sometimes I know a Dan Cong can’t survive long infusions, but will make it loveable by using super short infusions.

Da Yu Ling is usually expensive. And this tea, in my opinion, is expensive for people at my financial level. But last week, I just got this question regarding this tea from a store visitor, “Since you are selling it so cheap, how can I know it’s authentic?” In fact, I was more entertained than offended by this question. You’ve got to love the small dramas in tea business!

More pictures of this tea are here:
http://gingkobay.blogspot.com/2009/12/da-yu-ling-high-mountain-oolong.html

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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This is an excellent tea. Not at all vegetal, but not dark or toasty either. Pretty much exactly what I like in an oolong. – brad.

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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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To me this tea had a very smooth and subtle flavor, it is sweet and buttery. It’s nice in the morning because of its calming, clear taste. The lingering taste is strong in effect, sweet, but gentle in flavor. I can see why this tea is coveted. One more thing, Life in a Teacup will answer any tea questions you have, so ask away. She has been very helpful to me.

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190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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