What Oolong Are You Drinking

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Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:11 am

Taiwan oolong tea

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Very nice tea

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Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:46 am

A session with Teamaster's winter 2020 96K DYL.

The wet leaves are much smaller and much less glossy than @Ethan Kurland's more economical spring DYL tea. So far, bad signs.

Tea itself has much stronger taste than Kurland's spring DYL. But this taste is more aligned with much cheaper summer shan lin xi or alishan. By this I mean a strong, green resin sappiness and green peppery note! Floral aromas are sharp and defined. The umami is present but underwhelming, playing the bass notes for the first 4 infusions. Umami and tropical fruit sweetness increased a little as steeps progreased

Overall, a nice tea with good stamina. However, the green character reminds me of much cheaper tea. Could be due to the poor season.
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Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:44 pm

friso wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:05 pm
Japanese qingxin oolong from thés-du-japon. Quite good and really interesting to see this cultivar grown in Japan! It's got some of the grassiness of lower elevation baozhongs, but also a intense spiceness which I hadn't encountered before with this cultivar, something in the lines of cinnamon and allspice. I often find japanese oolongs disappointing, but this is a good one.
very cool. i've never heard of QX grown in japan before. i wonder if the plants were grown from imported seed or cuttings. it would have been difficult to do that in the US due to regulations on pests and diseases.
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