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Great Buddha's Palm

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Oolong Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by LissaMarie
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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  • “I love this tea a lot. It is earthy and sweet and just perfect for the morning when you are a bit groggy and need some help from your teacup :)” Read full tasting note
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    LissaMarie 190 tasting notes
  • “As the head of Utopian Tea, this is one of my all time favorite Oolongs. When I got it as a sample from the actual tea farm, I knew I had to choose this to start off our first wave of teas in our...” Read full tasting note
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    StephenWise 5 tasting notes
  • “An excellent daily drinking tea, as each time you steep this tea it has a way of surprising you, and has you coming back for more. It held up to 3 steeps while improving each time. It was steeped...” Read full tasting note
    91
    wesmurdock 2 tasting notes
  • “This is an unusual lighter oolong, I'm surprised how profoundly different it is from the other oolong (Ti Kuan Yin) sold by utopian. It's a bit earthier in contrast to the Ti Kuan Yin, with a...” Read full tasting note
    74
    Ebonyks 4 tasting notes

From Utopian Tea

Well known throughout Yong Chun, Fujian province of China, this popular oolong is also known as Fo Shou or Yong Chun Buddha’s Hand. This lightly oxidized oolong shows some astringent value, accompanied with very earthy tones, mellowed out with hints of honey, in flavor. The liquor itself yields a mist yellow infusion however, the second time you steep it gives the resemblance of a majestic burnt amber, in color.

You’ll discover the taste change with each steep as the tightly wound leaves unfurl and expand into full flavor. Some enjoy experiencing this tea’s evolution throughout 4-5 sessions of steeping the same leaves.

The amount of caffeine in this tea is higher than that of any green tea, making this a perfect choice in the mornings and relaxing evenings, and because of the amount of other compounds, it improves one’s mood and concentration without any experience of jitters or crash found only in coffee.

Let yourself relax with this tea, while experiencing physical and mental energy to make it through any and every day in the greatest mood.

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11 Tasting Notes

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190 tasting notes

I love this tea a lot. It is earthy and sweet and just perfect for the morning when you are a bit groggy and need some help from your teacup :)

TeaEqualsBliss

I have been wanting to try teas from Utopian Teas!

Rabs

I’m so sad that I missed their “skull mug” giveaway yesterday — I missed it by mere minutes :(

LissaMarie

=[ Those skull mugs were pretty awesome, Rabs!

Teaequalsbliss- They offer pretty sweet deals from time to time, usually on Tuesdays. A few weeks ago they offered buy one tea and get 2 free, which is pretty awesome.

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As the head of Utopian Tea, this is one of my all time favorite Oolongs. When I got it as a sample from the actual tea farm, I knew I had to choose this to start off our first wave of teas in our online selection. I know you’ll all enjoy Great Buddha’s Palm :) Goes great with sushi btw..

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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An excellent daily drinking tea, as each time you steep this tea it has a way of surprising you, and has you coming back for more. It held up to 3 steeps while improving each time. It was steeped for up to 5 minutes without becoming bitter and the scent of the leaves (wet or dry) was intoxicating. A very good tea for an even better price.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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4 tasting notes

This is an unusual lighter oolong, I’m surprised how profoundly different it is from the other oolong (Ti Kuan Yin) sold by utopian. It’s a bit earthier in contrast to the Ti Kuan Yin, with a complex astringency to it. This could be off putting to newer tea drinkers, but there’s a distinct quality to this oolong that I would encourage tea drinkers to try.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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