Wuyi Golden Guan Yin

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Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea Leaves, Red Currant
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185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec 3 g 8 oz / 236 ml

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From Upton Tea Imports

This rare, bold-leaf tea has a classic Oolong style. Raisin-like nuances are complemented by a smooth and sweet character.
Origin: China

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2816 tasting notes

I am drinking this Western style in an infuser basket this morning, which I know is not optimal. Approximately 2g for a 10 oz. mug of tea.

Steep #1: about 3 minutes due to the leaf/water ratio. The tea has a very nice roasted smell and the tea liquor is a medium yellow kind of color. It’s a bit peachy and flowery, with a nice sweet aftertaste.

Steep #2: I tried for another 3 minutes but with less water this time (6 ounces?) The tea does seem more golden (as in yellow) than some other teas I’ve had from this region. Second steep is a bit weaker in flavor than the first, coming up slightly nutty.

I feel like I can’t really rate this properly until I try using the gong fu method at least once, although the sample size was only 4 grams to begin with. Right now I will have to say it is pleasant but I’m not too blown away by it.

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183 tasting notes

First steep: Lightly vegetal, minerally, and has some natural sweetness, no sugar needed (for me at least.)

Second steep: I’m picking up floral (almost jasminey) and somewhat nutty notes. Very good oolong.

175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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52 tasting notes

Another dark flavored oolong. Not my favorite style.

190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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