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From Canton Tea Co

Our exclusive Pouchong from Taiwan took a two star gold award at the latest Guild of Fine Food Awards. The producer, Mr Xu, was delighted and said ‘Two stars, only?’

This is one of our favourite teas and completely exclusive to Canton Tea Co. Grown high on the slopes of WenShan, Taipei county, by farmer Xu and his family, this award-winning Pouchong is incredibly light and refreshing with smooth floral notes and a sweet apricot finish. The locals call it a green tea, but it is actually a very lightly oxidised oolong. The big twisted leaves produce a bright yellow/green liquor that is creamy soft and delicious.

Farmer Xu’s comments
“Every year we enter our Pouchong in the big tea competition Every year we win the top prizes!”

Great Taste Awards 2009/10 – Two Stars

About Canton Tea Co View company

Canton Tea Co is a London-based tea company trading in high grade, whole leaf Chinese tea. We have exclusive access to some of the best jasmine, white, green, oolong, black and authentic puerh teas available. In our first year, we scooped Six Golds at the 2009 Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. Our Jasmine Pearls won the top three star gold award, endorsing it as the best available in the UK.

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141 tasting notes

The leaves on this are large, vibrant green and mostly whole. The fragrance is clean and very sweet.

When brewed, the fragrance is grass and hops, but there was also an unpleasant very slight bleach-like note. I even did a “do over” on this and had the same result the second time.

In taste, this was light and sweet with a mild and lingering fruit and honey aftertaste. I would have scored this higher if it wasn’t so difficult getting past that off-note on the fragrance.

(Yes, my prep gear was clean and has never been in contact with anything resembling bleach.)

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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14 tasting notes

Review by Mike D: “This Taiwanese tea is actually an Oolong, not a green, though I can understand the purveyor classifying it as green. Oolongs are fermented between 20%-80% of their total sugars. The ones on the low end of the scale are very flowery in nose, very delicate in taste…”

Read the full review at: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/688/tea-review-canton-tea-company-pouchong/

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411 tasting notes

Wow. I like this tea. It’s so fresh and green. oolong-y and green. Yum.

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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47 tasting notes

gorgeous dark twisted leaves lead to a very light green brew. The liquor smells like roasted broccoli to me. vegetal but roasty, with some seaweed thrown in. the taste is of kelp, asparagus, and a little bit of honey thrown in. it is mild and refreshing. i prefer a stronger pouchong, but this is a great all-day tea.

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144 tasting notes

My batch is pretty good. Buttery, ever so slightly floral, distinctly vegetal, yet mild with a lingering sweet aftertaste of cucumber.

It’s a pretty straightforward green oolong, in my opinion. As long as you don’t kill it with boiling water (treat it like green tea) it should be ok.

170 °F / 76 °C

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237 tasting notes

Another one from the Canton Tea Co sampler – as their description notes, although it’s called a green tea, it’s actually an oolong, and I think that comes through in the flavor. But I’m getting ahead of myself – the dry leaves are twisted but not as tightly rolled as gunpowder tea, and are a deep green in color. The scent is vegetal and fresh.

I gave the first steep one minute at 190 degrees, and got a much bigger burst of the vegetal scent right off the bat. There is also a sweetness mixed in, and I’d have to agree with the previous description of it as apricot – it’s a nice highlight. The flavor is walking the line between green and oolong; we’ve got the seaweed/buttered vegetables thing going on, but I’m also getting the sweet, juice-like flavor of a good oolong in there as well.
The second steep went for two minutes, but I found the flavor surprisingly muted this time. The vegetables got a little deeper, but the sweetness has receded into the background. It still has a pleasant amount of substance in the mouth feel though. Overall, a nice tea, but I’m wondering if my sensing it as neither fully green nor fully oolong might make it less than satisfying in the long run.

190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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21 tasting notes

This is a very light oolong/green tea. I was expecting a bit more punch in color and taste of this tea, but it is not bad. Almost refreshing, it is a tea I could drink on warmer days. Expect a pale brew that is not heavy at all.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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784 tasting notes

Beautiful dry leaf. I’ve been steeping longer than the label recommends. Doesn’t seem to get at all bitter which is always the risk you take. Good for 2-3 infusions.

180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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11 tasting notes

Great tea. Very clean and smooth.

160 °F / 71 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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3 tasting notes

Ahh, green tea fit for a king. This bag of treasure has a rich smell with beautifully rolled long dark green leafs. The brew smells sexy with a floral green tea note. The drink is mild, no surprises, followed by a soothing sweet after taste. It’s a peaceful zen approach to the pallet with kingly quality.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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