Roasted Colored Species Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Flavors
Cinnamon, Mineral, Nutmeg, Roasted, Roasted nuts, Smoke, Spices, Sugarcane, Vegetal
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 oz / 110 ml

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  • “Gongfu Sipdown (613)! I finished off this tea sample, which was one of two free samples with my last Mandala order, last week – and I was really excited to try it as well because I’ve really not...” Read full tasting note
  • “I really enjoy their green Colored Species oolong but my tummy lately has been favoring roasted oolongs. Seems like the greener the tea, the more my tummy hurts. :( I was brought up with mainly...” Read full tasting note
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From Mandala Tea Company

We are pleased to offer this ultra-tasty roasted oolong tea. From the same producer that we source our very popular unroasted Colored Species oolong from, come this expertly-crafted tea.

Tantalizing aromatics of sweet pipe tobacco, baked sweets, cinnamon and brown sugar accompany the well-balanced vegetal, sour and milky notes. It’ll grab you with it’s scent and win you over completely with it’s full-bodied flavor.

Because of its skillful processing and roasting, the tea will store and age well so you can feel good about larger quantity purchases.

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Gongfu Sipdown (613)!

I finished off this tea sample, which was one of two free samples with my last Mandala order, last week – and I was really excited to try it as well because I’ve really not tried a lot of Mandala’s oolong offerings outside of their Jin Shuan/Milk Oolong – certainly not any of their roasted oolongs.

I recall, quite distinctly, really enjoyed the tea and I know that I completely brewed out the tea leaf until I was basically just drinking cups of water – but I actually don’t remember anything about how it tasted!? This is unfortunately one of those teas that has fallen prey to my forgetful memory over the course of the week, and I sadly didn’t leave myself any clues on instagram to jog my memory of the flavour…

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I really enjoy their green Colored Species oolong but my tummy lately has been favoring roasted oolongs. Seems like the greener the tea, the more my tummy hurts. :( I was brought up with mainly green tea and matcha, basically what I drank for years and now when I drink them (unless I’m on a full stomach), it’s like battery acid. Ugh. So, having said that… I’m glad that I got into oolong and even more glad that I can enjoy roasted oolongs with no tummy aches. ^^

Back to this new Mandala tea… It’s very good. I like it much better than the green Colored Species. I’ve had it as recommended 1 tsp per 8 oz 200F, 30 sec, then add 10 sec each subsequent infusion up to 3 minutes and I’ve had it gongfu style: Gaiwan, 6g, 110ml, 200F, 10 steeps, rinse, 5s, 10s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1m, 1m15s, 1m30s, 2m.

I prefer it much better gongfu style. The wet leaves have a very strong roasted aroma that lasted the entire time. The flavor seems to last much longer gongfu style. I get a fuller and more satisfying taste. Lots of nice notes that I favor in roasted oolongs are present… Roasted nuts, sugar cane, spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and later some minerals, a little smoke. Like the green Colored Species, there is a little tartness that plays on the sides of my tongue and it has many notes of that version as the steeps progressed.

I like this. :)

Flavors: Cinnamon, Mineral, Nutmeg, Roasted, Roasted nuts, Smoke, Spices, Sugarcane, Vegetal

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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