N°8 | Scarlet Honey Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Flavors
Cherry, Fruit Punch, Honey, Roasted, Dates, Pear, Plums, Walnut
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0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 oz / 97 ml

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  • “I received a sample of this tea with my last order with Dachi. I must say, I was very impressed at how complex this oolong was. It was slightly roasted, thus giving it a warmer feel to the mouth....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Well, I got my results from the MRIs and EEG, and they were for the most part normal. Well except for the weird white mass on my frontal cerebral cortex that they think is not related to my current...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is a sample I received for review from Dachi Tea Co This oolong is incredible. its skilfully roasted, dried stone fruit sweet with refreshing citrusy notes which started slightly but...” Read full tasting note

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Naturally bug-bitten and carefully bruised, the high-mountain tea leaves are then deeply oxidized, rolled into scarlet black beads and then slow baked, resulting in a tea with bursting summer fruits sweetness amid woodsy wisps which dance across the tongue. From the first to the final sip, velvety swells of pure honey remain on the upper palate and a cherry and lychee aftertaste lingers, making this tea as captivating as it is complex.Rare in the literal meaning of the word, the batch size of this oolong is limited to the consistency of the weather during the days of picking. All of the leaves must be in a similar state of life and energy as the process starts. To Mr. Yeh, consistency is what gives this tea its tantalizing depth. This is a shining example of the delicacy that can be achieved when tea leaves grown in an alpine climate are combined with thoughtful and patient work. It’s a divine confluence of climate, cultivar and craftsmanship. We couldn’t resist including it in the collection.

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I received a sample of this tea with my last order with Dachi.

I must say, I was very impressed at how complex this oolong was. It was slightly roasted, thus giving it a warmer feel to the mouth. It has a sweet punch of honey and fruits. I strangely noticed the taste of cherries which is something that is completely new to me when it comes to unflavored teas. Even in the later steepings it still carried a strong flavor and it seemed like it took forever for this tea to mellow out.

My only problem with this oolong is the price tag :’(
This is definitely going on my birthday wish-list… in September.

Flavors: Cherry, Fruit Punch, Honey, Roasted

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 97 ML

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Well, I got my results from the MRIs and EEG, and they were for the most part normal. Well except for the weird white mass on my frontal cerebral cortex that they think is not related to my current problems and they have no explanation for. Clearly that means I have superpowers, I will totally tell my neurologist that when I go for my follow up. I am glad I do not have epilepsy or MS, though I admit, not having any answers and still having problems is frustrating, a diagnosis means I get help…but all I have now is more questions, superpowers, and pain. Ah well, at least I have tea and can still paint!

Today we are looking at Dachi Tea’s No 8 Scarlet Honey Oolong, oh yeah, time for another bug-bitten oolong! This one is more oxidized than some of the other bug-bitten oolongs I have had, so expect this to be a fun adventure. Opening up my package I am pretty much slammed with an incredible sweetness. It is like someone put a bowl of honey drenched black cherries with a light sprinkling of black walnuts and baked pears in front of my nose. It is immensely intense, rich, and oh so sweet, I feel like I am sniffing dessert and not tea!

Into my jankity sage gaiwan the leaves go, I wanted a smaller gaiwan so I could stretch this tea over multiple sessions, if that aroma is anything to go by. The aroma of the wet leaves is intense, almost heady in its sweetness, I feel myself swooning! Notes of cherry, grapes, cooked pears and plums, and loads of honey. The liquid starts out with a cream and honey note and then it melts into baked cherry, plum, and pear notes and a touch of condensed milk. It is intensely sweet, consider me impressed, this might be the sweetest smelling tea.

First steeping, it starts smooth and gentle, a touch of juicy pears and lychees and then out of nowhere a small honey themed explosion goes off in my mouth. I am totally ok with that. This moves to cooked cherries and plums, with a finish of walnuts. The lingering honey sweetness stays for so long, it is wonderfully sweet.

On to the second steep, it starts with sweet honey and rich cherries, a touch of walnuts and creaminess as well. My notes in my notebook kinda slant and look very garbled, my handwriting tends to do that when I an drinking a bug-bitten oolong! It is a sweet explosion of honey drenched plums, cherries, pears, and a gentle finish of walnut. I am loving that walnut finish, this is like drinking a baked fruit dessert.

The aroma of the third steeping keeps it going with the sweet honey, dark cherries, walnuts, and that oh so decadent creaminess. It keeps my nose happy. Ooh fun! This steep has a new note that has surfaced, alongside the notes of cooked plums, cherries, and pears, there is a nice rich note of dates. Of course on top of that is the ever present note of honey, it is wonderful. I had so many steeps of this tea, I got unbelievably tea drunk too.

For blog and photos: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2015/10/dachi-tea-no-8-scarlet-honey-oolong-tea.html

Flavors: Cherry, Dates, Honey, Pear, Plums, Walnut

Maddy Barone

The tea sounds lovely. I’m sorry you didn’t get a definitive answer through the MRI. It’s so frustrating! Hugs.

Indigobloom

Oh dear, sorry to hear you haven’t got an answer. I hope they find one soon

TeaNecromancer

Thanks you two! I hope I get some answers too, if not, well, superpowers ;)

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This is a sample I received for review from Dachi Tea Co

This oolong is incredible. its skilfully roasted, dried stone fruit sweet with refreshing citrusy notes which started slightly but became stronger as i steeped this tea. The color was bright yellow that changed to amber around 5th steep. it has that lychee-grapey honey flavor that make it somewhat similar to Oriental Beauty. It is bug bitten so they should have similar traits .

I really enjoyed this tea. So happy i had that opportunity to try. Thank you so much Dachi Tea

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