Short review:

Got this as a sample. It’s very good wuyi oolong. Strong cinnamon and bark notes, along with a bit of pumpkin seed as mentioned on the website. The traditional mineral notes are tasted with a bit of dryness and astringency as well. However, it is not overpowering.

If you’re looking for a wuyi oolong that has strong flavour, decent minerality, and soft astringency, this one hits all those notes. I almost want to give it a full 90 or 95, as I don’t think any other “straight” wuyi oolongs can top it (say, compared to big red robe which has a fruity flavour added to it).

Flavors: Astringent, Bark, Cinnamon, Drying, Mineral, Pumpkin, Wet Rocks

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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My grading criteria for tea is as follows:

90-100: Phenomenal tea right here. Drinking this is just a wonderful treat.

85-89: Extremely good tea but it’s just missing that one thing to make it exceptional.

80-84: Very good tea. May not be the best, but it certainly is excellent for the times that you crave them.

70-79: Good tea. The types of teas that have that one characteristic to them that makes it worthwhile despite lacking in all the other areas

60-69: Average tea. Doesn’t excel at anything but isn’t’ horrible in anything either.

40-59: Below average tea. I can see how someone else would like this tea but I definitely don’t like it. Could be an issue with my brewing or just my taste in general. If it’s a brewing issue, rating will be adjusted accordingly.

0-39: How is this tea. Better beverages could be made by grabbing a clump of dead grass from my front lawn.


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