Taiwan Gui Fei Competition Grade Oolong Tea

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Bitter, Citrus, Dark Bittersweet, Grapefruit, Hazelnut, Honey, Roasted, Smoke, Char, Citrus Zest, Roast Nuts, Smooth, Sweet
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Caffeine
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I’m excited to offer a Gui Fei which one a prize in the Gui Fei category of the LGTTS competition. It has a very smooth honey sweet and grapefruit taste with background roasted Hazelnut notes.

Tasting Notes:
- Smooth texture
- Sweet honey and grapefruit taste
- Background roasted hazelnut notes

Harvest: Summer 2020

Origin: Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
Altitude: 600-800m
Sourced: Specialist Taiwanese wholesaler

Cultivar: Jin Xuan (TTES #12)
Oxidisation: 70-80%
Roast: High (Level 6)
Picking: Hand

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 95°C/203°F
- Use 1 teaspoon per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 3 minutes

Packaging: Non-resealable vacuum-sealed bag packaged in Taiwan

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2 Tasting Notes

90
1461 tasting notes

Rating between 85-90, maybe higher. Less is more is the way to go with this one, and shorter steeping times can cut back some of the roast to emphasize sweeter flavors. I brewed 3-4 grams gong fu, 20 sec, 15, and onto the current steep that I let sit a little too long. First steep was nearly perfect not needing a rinse. Honey, grapefruit, and creamy hazelnut in the accents. Second brew was mostly citrusy, and the current one has a little bit of smoke and roast, but lots of nuttiness and citric honey.

I like this a lot because it’s flavor forward and complex. The roast goes really well with the citrus notes in the tea, and it’s a flexible tea to where I could emphasize more of the roast OR more of the florals and fruits if I wanted to. The lingering aftertaste is also really exceptional with some dryness, but lots of sweetness. I can see a lot of people being into this tea for it’s smoothness and nice acidity, but they would mostly be divided about the roast.

Flavors: Char, Citrus, Citrus Zest, Grapefruit, Hazelnut, Honey, Roast Nuts, Roasted, Smoke, Smooth, Sweet

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