This is a very green oolong from Taiwan Sourcing. I’m reviewing the Spring 2016 harvest. Dry leaves are loose, long twists.

1st infusion has a very familiar aroma like Bi Luo Chun or GABA tea, the savoury seaweed springtime vegetable smell, but with the added complexity of buttery and floral notes like a high-quality Tie Guan Yin (without any of 铁观音’s minerally or metallic tones). There was even a sticky scent of caramelized sugar in there too.

Thick mouthfeel and a wonderfully complex tea, but not my favourite to drink every day. It would probably taste pretty good cold-brewed so I’ll try that sometime.

Recommendation: Brew at 193˚F for 1:00. Tastes better lower than 195 / 200˚F.

Rating: 79

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Butter, Floral, Seaweed, Vegetable Broth

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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