Da Yu Ling Oolong

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Oolong Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 15 sec 10 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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Lightly oxidized oolong from one of the highest elevation tea regions in Central Taiwan.

Ingredients :
Ching Shin Oolong
Oxidation/Fermentation: Light

Origins :
Da Yu Ling, Central Taiwan
Elevation: 2,300 meters/7,545 feet

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2201 tasting notes

Gong fu oolong of the day. I am following Naivetea’s instructions exactly for this one, including amount of leaf for my 6oz pot since they are explicit on that point.

No rinse, first steep 50 seconds. It certainly smells nice, floral and buttery and a bit vegetal. Geez, apparently I can’t take a sip today without inhaling tea along with it! I just did it twice in a row. Bah. Ok, finally got a good sip. It’s fresh and green, like fresh sweet sugar snap peas. There are a little florals, but they’re not really very present. No sweetness, really just a pleasant green flavor.

Second steep, 40 seconds. Honestly, this steep is kind of meh. Very underwhelming. At once low on flavor but what is there is strongly vegetal. It’s tempting to give up on it right now, but I remember what happened with the last Naivetea oolong I gong fu’d (I got great steeps toward the end). I’m afraid the third steep, back to 50 seconds, is the same way. Fourth steep, 60 seconds, weaker but otherwise same. I’m afraid there doesn’t really seem to be anything more coming out of these leaves. Fifth steep, 70 seconds, same.

I’m not really dropping my score on this one because I did like the western style steep of it back when I first tried it. But following the instructions they sent exactly? A big ol’ meh. Even the first steep wasn’t really that impressive. Oh well.

205 °F / 96 °C

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I haven’t been drinking very much oolong recently, I’ve been so busy sampling other things. :)

This is the last of my sample of this and I am enjoying it. It does have a delicate flowery aroma and the flavor is a mild sort of buttery peas. I am finding it very relaxing this morning. See my previous tasting notes for this tea.

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61 tasting notes

A fine example of the under-appreciated value of aftertaste; great lasting character. Review 267 on Walker Tea Review

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7 tasting notes

refreshingly bright, orchidy and pleasantly vegetal. it is such a great light oolong.

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24 tasting notes

Flowers, vegetal, nice light gold color

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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3 tasting notes

this is one of the best flavor tea from Naivetea. have a very refreshing taste.

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