Gui Fei #AAA

Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Flavors
Honey, Lychee, Roasted, Cherry, Fruit Tree Flowers, Pear
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “Just finding this tea in my cupboard after receiving it in a swap with Lion a few months back. When sitting in my warmed gaiwan I picked up roasty coffee like scents with a hint of honey sweetness...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Here is a Gui Fei produced in Thailand, like all the teas currently sold by Tea Side. The dry leaves in a warm gaiwan have a lofty scent of tropical fruit and fruit flowers. I’m reminded of lychee...” Read full tasting note
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Gui Fei Oolong Tea from TTES #17

Growing Region: Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. 1400 meters.

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Just finding this tea in my cupboard after receiving it in a swap with Lion a few months back.

When sitting in my warmed gaiwan I picked up roasty coffee like scents with a hint of honey sweetness behind it.

First steep of 30 seconds and the flavor reveals a slight sweetness to it. Maybe a lychee? I’m not as versed in that flavor but I think that is what it reminds me of. The leaves have lost much of the coffee note. It still is a bit roasty but now a fruity roast with what I imagine to be lychee as the upfront fruit scent. I asked my wife what she tasted (without knowing what kind of tea she was drinking) and she said she gets honey.

Steep 2, 30 seconds. Roasty seems to be the upfront flavor on this steep. Which is just fine by me as I love roasted notes in my oolongs. There certainly is a bit of smooth sweetness still there but it has taken a back seat to roast.

Steep 3, 45 seconds. Yup, roast is still the flavor here. No complaints. A fruit tangy flavor lingers on my tongue after sips.

And on and on it goes. This is a solid tea with a really nice flavor. There is some mild complexity here. I wouldn’t mind getting and drinking this again.

Flavors: Honey, Lychee, Roasted

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Here is a Gui Fei produced in Thailand, like all the teas currently sold by Tea Side.

The dry leaves in a warm gaiwan have a lofty scent of tropical fruit and fruit flowers. I’m reminded of lychee and maybe passion fruit. After the first infusion, the leaves are bursting with aromas of plums, flowers, and tart cherries, while the tea liquid smells more honeyed. The flavor is bright and honeyed with a mostly pear-like flavor, a bit of apple and nectarine, and some toasty notes in the finish. The texture is thick and heavy, juicy.

The second infusion is more honey-tasting with a stronger floral presence. I’m getting more lychee this time. Flower-wise, I’m thinking it reminds me of honeysuckle.

Third infusion, also more floral, and the fruit flavor is reminding me more now of apricot.

Surprisingly, I don’t have much to say about this Gui Fei because it’s just about what you want and expect from a great quality higher-oxidized Gui Fei. Extra infusions beyond this were consistently good, just growing a bit less sweet each time.

Oh hey, this is my 250th tasting note! Guess I’ll do a little dance and enjoy some more of this fine tea!

Flavors: Cherry, Fruit Tree Flowers, Honey, Lychee, Pear

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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