More new tea!
I’ve had a few different Tung Tings from Red Blossom, so I was excited to get a new one in the mail. New to me, of course.
Tung Ting means “frozen summit”, which refers to it being a high mountain grown plant from Taiwan. This one picked in the Winter of 2014 and lightly oxidized.
I used 14 grams of leaves, rinsed, in my 32 ounce Bodum Assam teapot. 200 degree water steeped for 2:00.
From this I get a light but thick straw colored liquor, yellowish and clear. The aroma is buttery smooth and creamy, with hints of straw and earth. This Oolong is more towards the green tea scale of green vs back.
Now for the taste.
I’ve had several Tung Tings from Red Blossom in the past, so I know that I will be a fan of it before I even opened the package. The first sip is no disappointment.
Super buttery smooth, super rich and creamy. The green tea-ish hints of straw and butter are there, but have a thicker, richer presence than a green tea would give. There is definitely also a hint of flowers, Red Blossom says Orchids and Garnenias. Yeah, I agree. Although I’m not the greatest at the name-that-flower-from-its-scent game, I do notice the orchid, absolutely.
This is an incredible tea. The richness, the buttery smoothness, the somehow thick and creamy straw and earth taste…
Flavors: Creamy, Earth, Gardenias, Orchid, Smooth, Straw, Thick