Sungma Turzum Oolong 2012

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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Silky, nectarine, rose

One of the first and best lots of the 2012 season, this semi-oxidized tea envelops the entire palate with a silky, golden liquor and sweet notes of nectarine and rose.

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I believe this is the last of my samples from RTR this time around.

I was fairly excited to try this as I really liked their phoobsering oolong. Instructions said to use 2 tsp. for a cup so I ended up dumping the whole sample into my 18 oz. teapot and following their recommendations which said to steep for 5 minutes at 200 F.

My tea liquor is a light orange and I’m drinking it out of a glass mug. You can’t help but notice the intense flowery aroma coming out of the tea. I am definitely getting lots of roses!

The flavor of this is nice, it’s a super rose-y type with lots of juicy fruit. As the tea liquor builds up in your mouth you get a sensation of a sweet candy like coating on your palette. Fruit notes are definitely that of nectarine or peach. There is a slight spice note here too that can be prevalent in dareelings. There’s a tiny bit of astringency but nothing too worrisome. As the cup cools down I am getting a slick, slightly buttery sensation from the cup. If I had to do this over again I would probably use a little less steeping time because the tea got quite intense. If you’re a fan of darjeelings this is one really worth checking out, although I rather preferred the more delicate nature of their phoobsering.

I also came across these photos of the sungma estate and the people on it, which are quite wonderful:

http://www.gavingough.com/2011/03/sungma-tea-estate-darjeeling/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

Nectarine or peach sweetness sounds good. I often find that astringency (if it is there) is more noticeable as the cup cools.

Good link= another bookmark!

ScottTeaMan

Duh!…….I just noticed this was an oolong. :))

TeaBrat

yep – I definitely made it way too strong & would have tried for a resteep but I had to go to work. :-/

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Darjeeling oolong is something that I have a soft spot for. This one was full of fruit and florals, a really enjoyable cup.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
JustJames

darjeeling oolong! haven’t had a ton of experience with darjeeling, never mind one crossed with an oolong! a novel idea i should try….

JustJames

darjeeling oolong! haven’t had a ton of experience with darjeeling, never mind one crossed with an oolong! a novel idea i should try….

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This is the tea that I have been searching for. I think I’m in love.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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