338 Tasting Notes


The steeped leaves smell of peaches, the aroma of the cup is 100% cream, amazingly so. My nose is learning slowly to distinguish smells, and something about the smell of the oil from this one is great.

The taste is very forward sweet Oolong, and a very complex taste, hints of wine and trees, and maybe a bit of Da Yu Ling in there, then pear. wow. im in love with this one.

Less balanced than the Xing Ren Almond Phoenix, less savoury, more colourful, and with a creeping astringency that comes in at the side of the tongue.

I like this one

Flavors: Butter, Cream, Peach, Pear, Red Wine

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Oriental Beauty by Butiki Teas
338 tasting notes

Lovely cup of tea. Definitely get the raisin thing.

It was a nice and light, medium strength flavours and aroma with a slightly astringent aftertaste. I quite like the fact could taste the water, felt like a pure drink.

Reminded me a bit of rooibos in a great way, but with that wonderful OB almost-cinnamon thing going on.

Thanks LiquidProust for the sample!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Raisins, Rooibos

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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It has a very malty taste, and totally unlike any other tea i have tried. unsure if this is a Yunnan thing, or a black gold thing.

i only like it occasionally, but when i do, it hits the spot perfectly

Flavors: Malt

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Such a nice Oolong. I read another review of this type of tea and was described as ‘nutty where it wants to be, sweet where it needs to be, and with a small dose of butter from the fridge on top’ or something to that effect.

That is as good a description as i can give i think. very complex, with a changing aftertaste and feeling that continues after the sips. very well balanced, my first cup steep i just gulped down (I alternate between gong fu style and yo-yo cups).

Has a bit of a kick to it! I’m not sure on caffeine levels but medium to high.

Didn’t think id like it as much as i did.

If you like savoury but not dry, balanced Oolong, you cant go wrong really

Flavors: Almond, Butter, Nutty, Sweet

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Well, this is the tea that pushed all my other scores down 15%.

I am in no way a professional taster, have been drinking ‘proper’ tea for 2 years, and this is the nicest cup of anything hot i have ever had.

Trying to describe the flavour is hard, because its changes, every mouthful is different, and after every mouthful the flavour stays in your mouth and changes.

The main aroma is of a type of cinnamon that I have never experienced before, it is heaven. woody flavours and fresh sweet astringency that is perfect. some kind of sweet floral taste and it lingers on the tongue..

So completely balanced and a joy to drink. makes me a happy bunny

only reason it didnt get 100 is that I had to make a tea fund just to afford it, and once i bought 100g it disappeared from the website. limited.

changed my whole perception of tea.

Flavors: Astringent, Cedar, Cinnamon, Mint, Rose, Wood

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec 3 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

Have you tried it gongfu style?


im doing 45 second steeps as we speak, but i dont have gonfu set


Another thing I love about this tea is that its assertive with its flavour. I am not searching for a taste I like within the complexity, instead it just gives it to me, mixed with the aroma. ‘Here you go, this sip is xxxxxxx’ and its always nice.


Awesome. You don’t need gongfu set . I mean it’s nice to have Gaiwan but if you take 5g , put it in steeper if you have in a cup and short steeps like 5/7/10sec etc.
5g for 100ml 195F


ok, ill try that next! like I said im new to oolong, and literally saved up in a piggy bank, I thought, well I must at least try a good one to see what all the fuss is about. Now im an addict


trying it 5/7/10 secs as you suggested. it still has the lovely flavour and aroma, and the taste seems to change more in my mouth, different flavours every few seconds. lovely


Yay. Glad you decided to try. It’s not as complicated as it seems. I’m gongfu all Chinese and Taiwanese teas. I have a better control of it by not getting bitter or astringent. And new flavors with each steep ;)

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i would agree with libertea on all of this except mine has a massive fragrance of muscatel, so much so i ran to review it. ever so slightly minty & astringent, with a lovely sweetness, and a massive aroma of grapes making me feel happy inside.

loved it!

Flavors: Mint, Muscatel, White Grapes

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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my first light green oolong. aroma of flower petals, has more of a plant-like taste compared to the other darker oolongs im used to.

i didnt care for it much, but i dont like jasmine tea so this isnt to my taste from the offset

Flavors: Jasmine, Orchids, Rose

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Basically loads of Fenghuang, jade oolong & sheng puerh.

90+ is godly

80-90 is something i would buy again.

60-80 ok, but probably more bland or basic in their flavour.

0-60 something tastes wrong with this one.

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