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Friday, February 4, 2011

Chicago Tea Garden Loose Leaf Oolong Tea 'Zealong Dark'

Tea Information:
Tea: Zealong Dark
Type: Oolong Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Chicago Tea Garden Company
Purchase: Here
Description: Repeated roasting gives these leaves a rich, deep taste, with a hint of charcoal on the nose and no bitterness.
Zealong is grown naturally, without chemical sprays, fertilizers, additives, or other contaminants. Additionally, a strict quality assurance system has been implemented that meets the ISO22000 standard. This tea tended and picked by hand, and is processed to the world’s most stringent food safety standards.


Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 16 oz 195°F
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: a little roasty, hints vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: buttery vegetal
Flavor: roasty, lightly vegetal
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: roasty
Liquor: translucent light yellow-brown

2 Resteep:
Water: 16 oz 195°F
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes

a bit astringent

3 Resteep:
Water: 16 oz 195°F
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes

yummy

4 Resteep:
Water: 16 oz 195°F
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes

MilitiaJim says weak, I agree

5 Resteep:
Water: 16 oz 195°F
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes

weak, no more after this

Favorite Zealongs: Aromatic, Pure, and then Dark.

I don't love dark enough to swoon over it, but I do swoon over pure and aromatic.

Rating: 3/4 leaves


Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing















I received this product for free. All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.
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