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170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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  • “I cold brewed this for about 20 hours and it is SO delightful! Buttered corn, flowery, a hint of vegetal sweetness. I popped a few ice cubes in and it's the best iced tea! I will certainly miss...” Read full tasting note
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  • “First and all this is my very first tea review, I received the sample pack shi zuo oolong, upon opening the package the first thing that spots my eye is the nice greenish collor of the leafs....” Read full tasting note
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From Tea from Taiwan

Winter 2011

Shi Zuo oolong tea (wu long tea) is grown in the Shi Zuo (Stone Table) area of Alishan (Mount Ali). At an altitude of 1300 meters, Shi Zuo has a cool, moist climate that is ideal for growing tea.

Shi Zuo oolong tea is hand picked and hand processed in the traditional manner of Taiwanese High Mountain oolongs. The processing results in ball-shaped tea pellets which consist of two or three leaves and a bud. These pellets open up during brewing to release the full flavor of the tea.

In order to experience the full potential of this tea, we recommend brewing it Gong Fu style. This method of brewing brings out the sweetness and complex undertones that mark this tea as one of the best that Taiwan has to offer.

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I cold brewed this for about 20 hours and it is SO delightful! Buttered corn, flowery, a hint of vegetal sweetness. I popped a few ice cubes in and it’s the best iced tea! I will certainly miss this one because it will be gone soon.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
ScottTeaMan

I can never wait 20 hrs for my cold brewed iced tea. ://

CHAroma

@ScottTeaMan, the easiest way to do it is to put the tea in the fridge before you go to bed and then drink it when you get home from work the next day. That’s usually about 20 hours.

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A review of Shi Zuo Tea by Tea from Taiwan

Company: Tea from Taiwan
Tea Name: Shi Zuo Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: oolong
Region: Taiwan China
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ 1 teaspoon
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: bright yellow / golden
Leaf Characteristics: the leaves are small pellets like and explode when immerse with hot water to fuller leaves. One can see the two full leaves plucked with stem and all. Leaves color is green.

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

I decided to try this tea as mid-morning drinking tea. The tea pouch that tea is in is lovely as it reflects a cup of the oolong tea with the two leaf floating above saucer. I cup open the tea foiled pack and take in the aroma of the tea leaves; smelling very milky, fresh scented green tea. It is an inviting smell.

I scoop out of the bag one teaspoon of the tea and put this in my cup and pour the boiled water into the cup and covering it, I leave it to steep for several minutes.

When I remove the covering from my cup the tea leaves are fuller and green in color; as I scooped them out I am noticing how the leaves looks just the way they were plucked from the tea bush; two bud/two leaves method. If I am using the right term; anyhow, the leaves are full with two leaves per stems. I put the leaves aside and simply take a sip of the tea while noticing its color which is a bright yellow/golden orb of amber with yellow base. Tea is smooth when I taste it; it is cleanly with no astringent. It is more floral like and sweetly-smooth.

Shi Zuo oolong tea is lightly roasted for a unique flavour. It has a very pleasing aroma and taste which produces a pleasant sensation on the palate.

Tea from Taiwan, thank you for sending this sample for me to experience and review. This is a most enjoyable oolong tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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First and all this is my very first tea review,

I received the sample pack shi zuo oolong, upon opening the package the first thing that spots my eye is the nice greenish collor of the leafs.

Since i don’t own a gong fu set atm i’m a bit forced to brew it western, semi western style. For my first infusing i used a timer and infused for a small minute. and the color of the tea turns out to be beautifull bright green! l

Upon cooling down a bit it taste very sweet and perhaps a bit creamy texture, have to say it tastes very good!

second infusion turns out to be even a bit more brighter green! More floral, more creamy very great taste! Going to do a few more infusions and i’m expecting more of the same quality very nice tea indeed!

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