Organic Primeur Rose Scented Oolong Tea, Lot 704

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Astringent, Bitter, Butter, Cherry, Cream, Dry Grass, Garden Peas, Menthol, Mineral, Osmanthus, Peach, Rose, Spicy, Sugarcane, Vegetal
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 15 sec 4 g 6 oz / 168 ml

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  • “Steeped the last of what I had, 2g, as another western brew, this time at 185F. I forgot about it while making a grocery list and piddling around. 10-15 minutes? Thicker and quite viscous! Same...” Read full tasting note
    78

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With all the frantic activity that surrounds the making of fresh new teas in the springtime, it is always easy to overlook the importance of spring for the best flowers for tea scenting. After-all, if spring is reputed for its highly fragrant teas it makes equal sense that the most fragrant roses would be available then as well. Our Rose oolong is prepared by choosing the freshest organic flowers from the 1st and 2nd day of a new seasonal bloom. These are the most fragrant buds which will render our tea a beautifully balanced and soothing floral aroma as well as a sensual violet hue to the liquor. Roses render a beautifully voluptuous and heady sweetness to the cup which further accentuates the natural aromatic characteristics of the high-mountain Jin Xuan varietal tea used as a base for this blend. This Lot 704 features a new pairing of Jin Xuan tea with primeur spring roses making it the best rose tea our resident tea master has made. All in all; a beautiful balance of good body and lingering presence with soothing ethereal notes. A classic, eternal favorite that can be enjoyed hot or iced.

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2 Tasting Notes

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542 tasting notes

Steeped the last of what I had, 2g, as another western brew, this time at 185F.

I forgot about it while making a grocery list and piddling around. 10-15 minutes?

Thicker and quite viscous! Same amount of light floral bitterness, more pronounced butter and cream tastes. The peach and osmanthus aftertaste revealed in gongfu steeping showed up today but not nearly as prominent. Still very clean but the astringency remains. That’s my only issue with this tea, otherwise I’d put it somewhere in the mid-80s. Bumped from 75 to 78.

A case of less (less leaf, lower temperature, only 1 long western steep) is more?

Song pairing: Bill Withers — Lovely Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEeaS6fuUoA

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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