2 Tasting Notes


NOTE – this is not the Feng Huang tea, but the 2016 Taiwan Gui Fei. See the comments below.

This is great, the almost-sweet citrus prickliness on the tongue resolving into a thick smoky chocolate – it’s got more body than the greener leaf-bitten oolongs I’ve tasted. The leaf/water ratio is approximate and I know it seems small, but it works.

The liquor is a light red-brown with a touch of orange, and the leaves steep up a smart, very dark green with some brown.

NB I’m 99% sure this is the right tea. Mine doesn’t say Feng Huang anywhere, but it is What-Cha’s Taiwan Gui Fei Oolong, and it looks exactly like the picture.

Flavors: Chocolate, Citrusy, Smoke

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 6 OZ / 180 ML

Maybe the wording is a mistake on steepster, unless Feng Huang also means something in Taiwanese. It would be a bit weird though, as this defo isnt ‘Feng Huang’ Oolong

Ive got this one to try in my box :)


This Steepster listing is for a different Gui Fei I used to have, the 2016 Gui Fei is from a different source.

Happy you liked this one :)


Ah, thanks. I’ve edited the note to make it absolutely clear. It can be quite tricky trying to navigate Steepster’s labyrinthine tea database ;)

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Clean, floral, slightly dry

Flavors: Floral, Freshly Cut Grass, Hay, Muscatel

190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

I meant to write more than that! This is really nice and fresh. It was the Mystery Tea in my first order from What-Cha, and it seems a bargain at £3.50 for 50g. Joyful and clean. The leaves look and smell delicious, a sort of heather silvery tinge to the long thin sinuous green. I’m drinking it gong fu and it seems pretty robust also.


It’s a lipsmacker, really delightful (5th steep, 30 seconds). Wish I could edit my review to bump it up a few points. Slight tingly oolong-style dancing on the tip of the tongue. One or two steeps left in this.

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