Anxi dark

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Caramel, Graham Cracker, Grain, Roast nuts, Roasted, Spices, Walnut, Wood, Coffee, Mineral, Pecan, Pleasantly Sour, Tangy, Molasses, Nutty, Toasty, Fruity, Malt, Sour, Sweet
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 15 sec 5 g 6 oz / 173 ml

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  • “This is the last 5 g of my 10 g sample. I brewed the first 5 g using short steeps, as I would a green Tie Guan Yin, but decided to go with my usual longer infusions in this session. I used a 120 ml...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown. This is a beautiful dark roasted Anxi oolong with notable buttery and nutty notes, hints of wood and cinnamon. The roasted flavours are well balanced between sweet roasted grain and...” Read full tasting note
    83
  • “The liquor of this tea is a very light orangey-yellow, which is lighter than I expected, considering it’s both roasted and pretty oxidized. I definitely got some fruitiness from this tea, not sure...” Read full tasting note
    77
  • “This is a good roasted oolong. It has fruity notes, which the description states is peach, but I am not getting peach specifically. I will have to pay more attention to what fruit I’m tasting next...” Read full tasting note

From Zen Tea

In appearance this tea is a dark-roasted, highly oxidized and of a coffee-bean colour. The dry-leaf aroma is of spices and flowers. The dominant flavour of the brewed tea is dried peach with a lingering fruit and spice aftertaste. The aroma is long-lasting with hints of sweet honey and spice in combination. This tea aids digestion and also can boost energy levels.

Origin: Fujian, China

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5 Tasting Notes

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140 tasting notes

This is the last 5 g of my 10 g sample. I brewed the first 5 g using short steeps, as I would a green Tie Guan Yin, but decided to go with my usual longer infusions in this session. I used a 120 ml clay teapot and 195F water, and steeped the tea for 30, 30, 40, 40, 30, 30, 40, 40, 50, 50, 120, and 240 seconds.

The flavours are similar to those in the last session, only much more intense. In the first steep, I get caramel, wood, pecans, walnut and walnut shells, but not much smoke at all. The second steep adds the pleasant tangy sourness I associate with roasted TGY.

Going to 40 seconds in the third steep is a mistake, yielding the taste of bad convenience-store coffee. There’s smoke, dark wood, aggressive roast, bitter caramel, and underlying grassiness. Anxi Dark, I’m sorry for mistreating you so badly. Unfortunately, I did my steeps two at a time, so I had to drink one more awful infusion before lowering the time to 30 seconds again.

Back at 30 seconds, this is drinkable again, retaining its previous flavour for the next six steeps or so. Some nice mineral notes emerge near the end of the session.

Other than my premature 40-second steeps near the beginning of the session, this was very enjoyable.

Flavors: Caramel, Coffee, Grain, Mineral, Pecan, Pleasantly Sour, Roast nuts, Roasted, Tangy, Walnut, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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2716 tasting notes

Sipdown. This is a beautiful dark roasted Anxi oolong with notable buttery and nutty notes, hints of wood and cinnamon. The roasted flavours are well balanced between sweet roasted grain and molasses. Slight sweetness in the first few steeps.

Flavors: Grain, Molasses, Nutty, Roast nuts, Toasty

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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486 tasting notes

The liquor of this tea is a very light orangey-yellow, which is lighter than I expected, considering it’s both roasted and pretty oxidized. I definitely got some fruitiness from this tea, not sure if it’s peach, though that’s probably the closest to what I’m tasting. The roast adds a nice caramel-like sweetness to the flavor of this tea. Body was not particularly thick. I did get the sour note that I’ve experienced with some Tie Guan Yin teas that I’m not particularly sure I enjoy, but it wasn’t particularly prominent in this one.

Flavors: Caramel, Fruity, Malt, Roasted, Sour, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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This is a good roasted oolong. It has fruity notes, which the description states is peach, but I am not getting peach specifically. I will have to pay more attention to what fruit I’m tasting next time.
I was too tired this morning to remember much more than that. I will have to write a proper note next time I brew this tea.

I resteeped for 3 minutes. This steep tasted a little more mineral and a little less roasty.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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