Butterfly of Taiwan

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Oolong Tea
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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  • “Trying to finish this tea as I’ve had it for a while. Still tastes great! I’ve now tried quite a few oolongs from Taiwan but most of them are a greener style. This tea, which I believe is usually...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A very pleasant Oolong. Like any Oolong, the leaf need to open freely (no filters here). Infused leaves have a very good smell – don’t miss that part. And yes, it’s 5 min. steeping, minimum, with...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I love teas that can take abuse. This oolong begs for water just off the boil with a full five minute steep—plenty of time to referee a three-way cat battle royale among a trio of tiggers who all...” Read full tasting note
  • “A basic oolong with a slight flower taste. I tried brewing it in a filter and without it : with one, the taste was completely absent, the leaf have to unfold completely. Brewed at 90°C” Read full tasting note
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From Palais des Thés

Very heavy fermentation: 70% and over.
A superb tea, delicate and scented. All the qualities of Wu Long (oolong) teas are well defined in this tea: it is woody and honeyed, round and long lasting in the mouth. This is the tea to sample first when discovering these typical Taiwanese teas. It must be drunk alone, with nothing added.

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Trying to finish this tea as I’ve had it for a while. Still tastes great!

I’ve now tried quite a few oolongs from Taiwan but most of them are a greener style. This tea, which I believe is usually called Bai Hao, is much more oxidized, approaching black tea. Lightly sweet honey and woodsy flavors combine without much of a musty quality. A nice honey taste lingers on the palate for a while after drinking. Some descriptions I have seen of this type of tea note a fruity taste, but to me it doesn’t have the fruity quality you might find in, say, a Dan Cong. I would also add that fans of Darjeeling teas might enjoy this one.

I’ve found it is nice and smooth if you use temperatures below those you would use for black tea as it can get bitter quickly.

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A very pleasant Oolong. Like any Oolong, the leaf need to open freely (no filters here). Infused leaves have a very good smell – don’t miss that part. And yes, it’s 5 min. steeping, minimum, with almost boiling water.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec
Brian

five minutes?!?!?!?!? no way for me. i go with 200 degree water (just off boil) and brew for 15-30 seconds tops.

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I love teas that can take abuse. This oolong begs for water just off the boil with a full five minute steep—plenty of time to referee a three-way cat battle royale among a trio of tiggers who all want to sleep on The Napping Blanket. And after all that beating, it provides you with a rich, nutty (cashews?), roasty cup. Nothing perfumey floral—just some light honey essence in it to sweeten the deal.

Perfect to watch the winner of the melee napping in a sunbeam on the corner of the bed.

Maddy Barone

We need a LOL icon!

gmathis

Our big ‘un—she’s about the size and weight of a concrete block—lost the battle and planted herself firmly and horizontally in the narrow hallway so that no one should pass without experiencing her wrathful retribution.

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A basic oolong with a slight flower taste.
I tried brewing it in a filter and without it : with one, the taste was completely absent, the leaf have to unfold completely.
Brewed at 90°C

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