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Sumatra Highland Chin Chin

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Oolong Tea
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  • “Fruity. Green/vegetal. Slight nuttiness. Yep, all there! Now, since the last time I had this I've had some dang good oolongs so it was interesting to revisit past cuppas and compare notes. I'm...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Backlogging this one for Saturday. This is one of those teas that smells nicer than it tastes. It's not that it tastes bad; it's just a bit of a let-down after the amazing smell it gives off while...” Read full tasting note
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    TeaIsForTara 256 tasting notes
  • “This Indonesian (Sumatran) oolong is similar to Ti Kuan Yin. I have steeped it four times, at 60 seconds each. If steeped longer, it has a tendency to become bitter; however, astringency is never a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I think I have to disagree with the other reviews on this page. I found this tea's taste quite on par with it's amazing smell. Just like any good tea, it has a flavour that is hard to explain....” Read full tasting note
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    jgo 19 tasting notes

From Teaopia

This Indonesian Oolong is oxidized very tenderly providing the tea with a very fruity flavour. If you are new to Oolong tea the Sumatra Highland Chin Chin is great for beginners and is perfect any time of day.

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Fruity. Green/vegetal. Slight nuttiness. Yep, all there!
Now, since the last time I had this I’ve had some dang good oolongs so it was interesting to revisit past cuppas and compare notes.
I’m not nearly impressed as I once was, but then I also have different tastes now. I’m not likely to buy more of this, but I’d certainly recommend it to a newbie tea lover.

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Backlogging this one for Saturday. This is one of those teas that smells nicer than it tastes. It’s not that it tastes bad; it’s just a bit of a let-down after the amazing smell it gives off while steeping. It’s a light-tasting oolong, and the first infusion was pretty good, but the second was too floral for my taste. I might try a shorter first infusion next time to try to make the second one closer in taste to the first.

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This Indonesian (Sumatran) oolong is similar to Ti Kuan Yin. I have steeped it four times, at 60 seconds each. If steeped longer, it has a tendency to become bitter; however, astringency is never a factor. This is a fine oolong, with a taste of fresh leaves and a slightly bitter aftertaste.

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I think I have to disagree with the other reviews on this page. I found this tea’s taste quite on par with it’s amazing smell. Just like any good tea, it has a flavour that is hard to explain. Teaopia describes it as fruity which is a technical term I don’t like because if it actually tasted like fruit I’d find myself adding sweetener. I was actually about to buy another 50 grams of Milk Oolong instead of this but I’m glad I decided to try this instead, The Milk Oolong wasn’t bad but more of a novelty in comparison. Tea always seems to draw me in with novelties and it doesn’t take long to realize what I actually want to be tasting is buried under the flavour that drew me in.

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