drank Li Shan Oolong Tea by Yezi Tea
5 tasting notes

I love it when the combination of temperature and steeping creates the perfect cup of tea. Most of the time I screw it all up, especially if I’m in a hurry in the morning. This morning was a nice exception. I tipped the sample and most of the 5 grams fell out so what the heck I emptied the packet. I caught the kettle just before it started boiling and poured through a pretty wide ceramic infuser into about a 16 oz to go cup. After about 3 minutes or just a tad longer it looked great—a nice golden color with a lovely fragrance. Walking to the car I knew I had a great cup. I couldn’t stop smelling it. Wow. It was even better drinking. Creamy mouthfeel, buttery, nice depth of flavor and a finish that went on forever. Hands down the best oolong i’ve had in a while. This tea made my morning. I just hope I can reproduce it because I will be ordering some more!

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I prefer traditional over flavored. I tend to lean towards oolongs and green teas, although experimenting with some more robust varieties. New to high quality, artisanal teas and look forward to learning about new teas to try on this site.

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