Darjeeling 2nd Flush Goomtee Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Citrus, Mineral, Muscatel
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195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 45 sec 5 oz / 154 ml

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  • “I dare you to open the bag and inhale this then walk away. Ain’t no way. Dry this smells like a bouquet of peonies. So sweet and pretty. The leaf is equally beautiful with red and brown steaks...” Read full tasting note
  • “Holy mackerel the weather today has been awesome! I am pretty sure it stormed (and not just distant rumbles, full on house rattling storms, there might have been hail!) from 9am till 3pm. I did not...” Read full tasting note
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  • “oh yummy – this is one of my first darjeelings ever, and i am loving the texture – so much less green and leafy than oolongs, more wood and spice. this isn’t really oolong-y in my mind, but i also...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’ve been having mixed feelings about Darjeelings lately. I’ve been sampling a lot of them, and some I really like, and some are more of a miss, but I’ve been finding a common thread amongst them...” Read full tasting note
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I dare you to open the bag and inhale this then walk away. Ain’t no way. Dry this smells like a bouquet of peonies. So sweet and pretty. The leaf is equally beautiful with red and brown steaks along with silvery white tips. Once brewed the steep leaf scent is peaches, no grapes, no its orange. Love. The brew is liquid sunshine so bright and golden. The taste is muscat grape and hints of malt. Then it turns into mountain streams that fade into light orange blossoms. I was not in the mood for tea today until I opened this one. Gentle and amazingly complex. A definite winner.

Sil

awesome!

ashmanra

Wow. That’s impressive!

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Holy mackerel the weather today has been awesome! I am pretty sure it stormed (and not just distant rumbles, full on house rattling storms, there might have been hail!) from 9am till 3pm. I did not get the full effect of the storms though, see I got up at 9 to the massive crack of thunders (and a terrified Espeon nesting in my hair) and decided to lay in bed and enjoy the storm for a bit…next thing I know it is 3 in the afternoon and Ben tells me the storm just ended. Well crap. Trying to flip my schedule to diurnal so I can be aware at the Midwest Tea Fest this weekend is turning out to be hard!

Today we are looking at a tea from What-Cha, slowly trying to finish all the ones in my Monarch notebook (aka tea notebook four) really I should have made a separate What-Cha notebook so finding which ones to review would be easier, oops. I love Oolongs, I love Darjeelings, so yeah, combining the two for Darjeeling 2nd Flush 2014 Goomtee Oolong Tea just sounds awesome. When Darjeeling experiments with processing techniques to make something other than the typical Darj Black Tea, it usually turns out to be a unique and delicious result, I have loved the Yellow and White Darjeelings I have had, so let us see how the Oolong compares. The aroma of the dark curling leaves (almost looks like a Yancha had a party with a first flush Darjeeling and this is the result) is pretty delicious, it blends notes of fresh muscatel, like scuppernongs and purple grapes. Add on delicate floral notes and a tiny bit of nuttiness at the midsniff, and the finish, well, it fades off into walnuts and lychee.

So, how to brew this tea, the perpetual conundrum! What the heck, I will do both! Starting out with the gaiwan for gongfu cha, the aroma of the actually quite colorful leaves is graceful, no really, it smells like a graceful flower in the breeze next to a scuppernong orchard. Underneath the almost heady sweetness is a delicate note of chestnut and pepper. The liquid is super sweet, blending honey and muscatel notes with honeysuckles and a finish of walnuts.

The first steep is incredibly delicate while having a well rounded mouthfeel, smooth and sweet like flower nectar and biting into a sun warmed scuppernong. This transitions to lychees and chestnut, the finish has notes of fresh vegetation and a lingering orange blossom.

For the second steep, the aroma is a blend of honey, flower nectar, and a bit of golden raisins. The taste is a bit intoxicating, blending muscatel notes of scuppernongs and golden raisins at the front. This moves to a slightly heady blend of flower, like wildflowers and honeysuckles with just a touch of nasturtium bite. The finish has a touch of briskness and malt, similar to a 2nd flush Darjeeling.

For a western style steeping, well, I think I might actually like it better than with the gaiwan! The mouthfeel is buttery the whole time, moving into just a tiny bit of briskness at the finish. The taste starts out with honey and lychees, then moves into scuppernongs and honeysuckles, and has a finish of juicy tangerines. Another fine example of an experiment turning out successful!

For blog and photos: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2015/06/what-cha-darjeeling-2nd-flush-2014.html

Cwyn

I really like Goomtee Darjeeling and I don’t even like Darjeeling most of the time.

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oh yummy – this is one of my first darjeelings ever, and i am loving the texture – so much less green and leafy than oolongs, more wood and spice. this isn’t really oolong-y in my mind, but i also haven’t derjeeling’d long enough to tell you if it’s more darjeeling than oolong. it’s a whole new thing, to me. quite enjoying multiple infusions all morning long!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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I’ve been having mixed feelings about Darjeelings lately. I’ve been sampling a lot of them, and some I really like, and some are more of a miss, but I’ve been finding a common thread amongst them has been a kind of ashy, char, mineral note, which I’ve not been wild about.

This one fortunately is a bit different. There’s still a distinctive Darjeelingness to it, but it’s primarily got a lovely, sweet muscatel flavour, with just a hint of minerality. I catch a wisp of citrus on the finish, but it’s incredibly subtle and brief.

All in all a very tasty Darjeeling. Interesting, that Darjeeling oolongs and blacks seem undifferentiated to me. Though perhaps, given the less than complete oxidation of Darjeeling blacks, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Flavors: Citrus, Mineral, Muscatel

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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Backlog:

I was so happy to try this Darjeeling Oolong tea. They’re a little less common than other Oolong teas and I’ve enjoyed every Darjeeling Oolong that I’ve tried thus far and I was certain I’d feel the same for this one.

And, what can I say? This is an awesome tea!

Delicious, sweet, fruity. I taste the promised notes of orange and spice. Notes of juicy grape. Smooth and very pleasant to sip. Earthy, woodsy, and warm.

The fruit notes really developed in the later infusions. I started picking up on notes of apple and a brown sugar sweetness in my later cups.

Here’s my full-length article: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/09/21/2014-darjeeling-2nd-flush-goomtee-oolong-tea-from-what-cha-tea/

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