Oolong Tea – Extra Special
Dry Aroma: Sweet and fruity, slight spice, hints of tannins, carob, and wood
Wet Aroma: Peach skin, oak, nectarine
Cup: Bright, clean copper liquor with slight orange luminance. Strong notes of apricot flesh and the smooth moderate body create an amazing mouth feel, full, flavorful and fruity. Resembling in many ways a finely crafted Ceylon, its profile is surprising for an oolong and for an African tea. Little to no astringency and offered a surprising number of extractions.
Directions: Use 2 grams (1 rounded tsp) per 6oz of 185-190 degree water, steeped for 2-3 minutes, but allowing for following extractions, by raising the temperature of the water and extending the steep times.