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Eight Immortals (Organic) 2008

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Oolong Tea
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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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  • “(Same producer, 2009 version, too lazy to start another tea description.) Yankee Candle recently created a line of "man" candles--a couple of which have made it under my roof for candle-loving...” Read full tasting note
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From Seven Cups

In the 1980’s tea producers began to take the Eight Immortals bush from Zhao An city in Fujian province to cultivate it in the foothills of the WuYi Mountains. This certified organic tea has a strong sweet floral fragrance that fills the room once brewed. Unlike a subtle flower essence, the character of this tea bush is a concentrated scent with a sharp heavy taste similar to Dan Cong tea. Since it grows in the mineral rich soil it has the strong taste without any bitterness. Great for tea drinkers looking for a strong flavor and high aroma. Drinking this tea is like flying in heaven’s garden hence the name Eight Immortals from the famous Chinese myth.

Location: Fujian Province
Tea Bush: Ba Xian (Eight Immortals)
Tea Master: Liu De Xi
Harvest Time: end of April beginning of May
Picking Standard: zhong kai mian (3 slightly open leaves)
Brewing vessel: glass cup, gaiwan, glass or porcelain pot, yixing pot
Brewing Guidelines: 1st infusion 1Tbs per 12 oz 212F for 1 min
Infusions: at least 5 times

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7 Tasting Notes

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(Same producer, 2009 version, too lazy to start another tea description.)

Yankee Candle recently created a line of “man” candles—a couple of which have made it under my roof for candle-loving hubby. Their “2 × 4” scent smells like sweet, light, clean sawdust in a cabinetmaker’s shop. This tea tastes like that.

Bonnie

This is interesting. I’d like a man sawdust candle if a good looking, tea drinking and highly tolerant and intelligent guy with money in the bank and no wife came with it. Just dreaming.
(This guy probably would want me to be his mom)

gmathis

I guess you could get one of the little sample sized ones, light it, and see what happens ;)

Bonnie

I’d get a sample sized man in some way or another with my luck. Intelligence, or only likes bagged blech tea or something. Oh well.

ashmanra

LOL! BONNIE!

Dylan Oxford

This just in, leprechauns spotted in Colorado. Find out more on Nightly News at 11.

Bonnie

That’s a good one Dylan!

gmathis

Then again, you may want the giant economy size candle.

Bonnie

Just my luck it’ll still be burning at my funeral!

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I know that I will have to write more on this tea later. I have immensely enjoyed drinking this tea on what turned out to be a rather crazy day at the office. I honestly believe that the tea has kept me sane. This sample was sent to me by the wonderful Doulton and I can’t thank her enough. Thank you, thank you!!! Not only is this oolong absolutely lovely, the Seven Cups tea company is fantastic. I urge all of you oolong lovers to check out their website. www.sevencups.com – I honestly haven’t gotten very far into the site, I’ve been too overwhelmed and super excited about their oolong section. I love all of the details (harvest dates!) and origin notes that they include for each tea. They also host 14-15 day tours in China that are absolutely to die for. I know, I know…it’s one more tea company to bookmark. But you should do it!

Eight Immortals, besides having an ultra rad name, is very strong for an oolong. It tastes like a lightly roasted oolong…0% green tasting (which scores big points for me). The dry leaves look just like the picture, but once they steep and unfurl, I was surprised at how green they really were. The tea has a heavy and oily mouthfeel to it. (I think this is the first time I’ve ever typed the word “mouthfeel”. Maybe it’s just me, but the word strikes me as slightly perverse.) This is the first tea I’ve ever thought of as oily tasting. It’s a rather odd sensation. The tea is filling…almost like it is full of calories. I did not experience the strong floral smell that the description details. It just smelled oolong-y to me. All in all, Eight Immortals is an oolong for those who want their oolongs to taste like oolongs. I do not particularly detect any floral or bread-y notes. It’s almost like an oolong concentrate. I think this might be another contender for my Yixing pot. Yay!

Thanks again Doulton!

wombatgirl

Oh my gawd! Look at that selection! Lena, I both love you and hate you… my poor wallet.

LiberTEAS

Last summer, when I went on my trip to Arizona with my oldest daughter, I was going to visit Seven Cups! It was between Seven Cups and Tohono Chul Park, and Tohono Chul Park won out because they not only had a tea house but also a garden and art exhibits – the artist in me won out!

__Morgana__

wombatgirl, my sentiments exactly. Just when I thought I’d ordered from every tea company on the planet!

Stephanie

lol! I think the word “mouthfeel” seems slightly perverse too…but it’s a useful word, despite the weirdness.

Rabs

Agreed on “mouthfeel.” Lol!

I’d already bookmarked their site after I stumbled upon Seven Cups’ videos on youtube. Check them out: they are so sweet and informative. They gave me the courage to try a gaiwan (and I love my gaiwan!). I’m also mad that I wasn’t into tea when I lived in Colorado. But I do have a friend in Denver… ::begins to plan a road trip::

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Though I consider it sacrileges (and I am an atheist except when it comes to tea), I followed Seven Cups instructions and poured just boiled water onto my tablespoon of leaves in my Yixing. It is a very oxidized oolong with long unraveled, ragged leaves. I waited a minute (per instructions) then poured the tea. Bronze liquor that is very aromatic but kind of hard for me to taste until I let it cool down considerably. Smell is very pleasing, but a little smoky. I don’t really get any strong flavors and for that, I wouldn’t repurchase it myself. It is a good tea, just not my “cup of tea”. :) You can get quite a few infusions from this, though – my third 12 ounce cup was similar to the first.

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Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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Other high end vendors have Ba Xian as (very expensive) single bush Dan Cong tea (from Phoenix mountain in Guan Dong province). Seven Cups describes the taste of this tea as “similar to Dan Cong,” but it is a Wu Yi tea or Yancha. I assume it’s the same varietal moved to a different location, but would appreciate any more info.

First tasting: Leaves fill 2/3 of my favorite Yancha pot. 185° to 190° water and steep 30 to 40 seconds. This yields a seriously good cup with immediate floral scents and the first taste of stone fruit — apricots maybe, but subtle. Lots of minerals, but no bitterness even this strong. After first impression, spices and mild roast tastes emerge. The tea seems highly oxidized to me — no green tastes — and lightly roasted.

Seven Cups is having a sale that makes this tea an insanely good deal! I believe this would be a great everyday tea for oolong lovers.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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