Alishan Light Roast Milk Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Brown Sugar, Butter, Cocoa, Coconut, Cream, Dandelion, Floral, Grass, Mango, Milk, Mineral, Orchid, Peach, Pineapple, Popcorn, Roasted Barley, Spinach, Toasted Rice, Vanilla, Vegetal, Creamy, Fruity, Roasted
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195 °F / 90 °C 6 g 4 oz / 118 ml

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  • “Here is yet another tea review from the backlog. I purchased a two ounce pouch of this tea way back in early autumn of 2016 and finally got around to drinking it during the first week of June....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sweet, candy like milk aroma, it tastes much like it smells, but with a surprisingly sturdy body and oolong base that reminds me of a stronger tieguanyin, but with some of the floral character of a...” Read full tasting note

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Here is yet another tea review from the backlog. I purchased a two ounce pouch of this tea way back in early autumn of 2016 and finally got around to drinking it during the first week of June. Fortunately, the vacuum seal held up as the tea had not faded in storage. I tend to like roasted Jin Xuan whether it is flavored or not, so it should come as no surprise that I ended up liking this tea. I have no clue why it took me so long to get around to trying it.

I prepared this tea gongfu style. After a quick rinse, I steeped 6 grams of rolled tea leaves in 4 ounces of 195 F water for 8 seconds. This infusion was followed by 15 additional infusions. Steep times for these infusions were as follows: 10 seconds, 12 seconds, 16 seconds, 20 seconds, 25 seconds, 30 seconds, 40 seconds, 50 seconds, 1 minute, 1 minute 15 seconds, 1 minute 30 seconds, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, and 7 minutes.

Prior to the rinse, the dry tea leaves produced aromas of toasted rice, cream, and vanilla. After the rinse, I picked up on new aromas of butter, steamed milk, cocoa, and brown sugar that were underscored by some indistinct vegetal scents. The first infusion then brought out subtle scents of coconut and pineapple. In the mouth, the tea liquor offered notes of toasted rice, cream, butter, vanilla, and steamed milk that were balanced by hints of cocoa, pineapple, and some grassy, vegetal tones. Subsequent infusions saw the nose turn increasingly more vegetal as well as a bit floral and somewhat fruitier- I noted subtle aromas of mango, peach, dandelion, orchid, and daylily on many of these infusions. New notes of daylily, mango, popcorn, minerals, dandelion, cattail shoots, roasted barley, watercress, orchid, daylily shoots, peach, and spinach appeared in the mouth alongside belatedly emerging coconut and brown sugar notes and stronger hints of grass. The final infusions offered lingering impressions of minerals, cream, butter, vanilla, toasted rice, and spinach that were backed by hints of orchid, grass, pineapple, and coconut.

A roasted Alishan oolong that offered a nice mix of aroma and flavor components, this was the type of roasted Jin Xuan I tend to like. Unfortunately, it was not among the best teas of this type that I have tried over the years. In places there were some notes that came off as being slightly too overbearing and/or artificial, and they distracted me somewhat. Still, I must reiterate that this was a very nice tea. I wish I knew more about it.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Butter, Cocoa, Coconut, Cream, Dandelion, Floral, Grass, Mango, Milk, Mineral, Orchid, Peach, Pineapple, Popcorn, Roasted Barley, Spinach, Toasted Rice, Vanilla, Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 g 4 OZ / 118 ML
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Cattail and daylily shoots, huh. I’ve dug up plenty but never smelled or eaten them. Interesting addition to your notes.

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Sweet, candy like milk aroma, it tastes much like it smells, but with a surprisingly sturdy body and oolong base that reminds me of a stronger tieguanyin, but with some of the floral character of a high mountain oolong.

I I leafed this quite hard as I received a sample from a teafriend and was too lazy to measure it and so just dumped the whole bag in, probably about 6-8 grams. Was surprisingly solid even once the milk flavoring had faded, although the next day had a weird plastic taste to it that I assume was stale flavoring. Overall was quite pleasant though, looking forward to trying the others!

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Fruity, Milk, Roasted

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