Tung Ting, Mi Xiang

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Floral, Fruity, Green, Honey, Malt, Mango, Passion Fruit, Spinach, Squash, Tropical, Milk, Spices
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Mr. Waffles
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 6 oz / 180 ml

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  • “I used Christmas money to finally try out Red Blossom Tea, and I ripped open this sample on new years day. Safe to say it compares more favorably to higher elevation oolongs than to other Tung...” Read full tasting note
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  • “When I took a whiff of the steeped leaves, I suspected I was in for a treat. There was this autumnal quality — not spicy, but clearly warm and milky. And when I took my first sip I went, “Oh, yes....” Read full tasting note
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From Red Blossom Tea Company

Before the harvest, this tea was bitten by green leaf hoppers, setting off a chain reaction that ultimately created a unique honey-like flavor within the leaves. This bug-bitten Tung Ting Formosa oolong has the aroma of orange blossom honey, with a rich, thick body redolent of tropical mango and passion fruit, and the finish of buttered rum.

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I used Christmas money to finally try out Red Blossom Tea, and I ripped open this sample on new years day. Safe to say it compares more favorably to higher elevation oolongs than to other Tung Tings. Passionfruit and honey were the most prominent things about this one, and tropical floral and fruity smell. It is on the green side of the oolong spectrum having some Gui Fei similarities, but not as totally as vegetal as other tung tings-maybe squash-like? It was also full bodied from steeps two onward having a honey malt flavor until it got into floral-leaf-oil-water-leftover-tea-phase.

Either way, I was hugging myself while drinking it last night. It’s been my favorite of my Red Blossom purchase so far and something I would consider getting again, though not too soon. High cost of living in California is keeping me from purchasing it as often with my Michigan income.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Green, Honey, Malt, Mango, Passion Fruit, Spinach, Squash, Tropical

Leafhopper

This actually sounds better than the Lishan Matcha. :)

ashmanra

Ooooo sounds good!

Daylon R Thomas

Yeah, it is. I should have gotten more than one sample. It was only 5 grams. I should have thought-mixiang is literally up your alley. Oh well, I will still get to spoil you.

Leafhopper

LOL, that’s okay! I don’t expect you to send me every good tea that crosses your path. :) I’ll have to put Red Blossom on the long, long list of vendors I want to buy from eventually when my cupboard is somewhat manageable.

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When I took a whiff of the steeped leaves, I suspected I was in for a treat. There was this autumnal quality — not spicy, but clearly warm and milky. And when I took my first sip I went, “Oh, yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.” It’s delicious. While Red Blossom’s site says orange blossom, honey, tropical fruit and buttered rum, I got exactly zero of those from it. What I did get was a florality, but it certainly wasn’t orange blossom + there was a flavor of what I can only describe as something exquisitely “comfortable”, milky, and like tonka beans or another baking spice nature has yet to invent. It’s as if I were drinking rice pudding in tea form. Hands down my favorite tea.

Every time I drink it now, I wonder if I’m really going to like it as much as I remember. I do. It’s amazing. And even as I purchase other mountain/high mountain Formosa oolongs, this is still by far the best example of them I’ve yet had. It’s silly how much better this is than all the others.

Flavors: Floral, Milk, Spices

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 6 OZ / 180 ML
Ubacat

mmmm Buttered rum. Sounds delicious.

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