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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Teavana Loose Leaf Oolong Tea ‘Phoenix Mountain Dan Cong Oolong’

Tea Information:
Tea: Phoenix Mountain Dan Cong Oolong
Type: Oolong Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Teavana
Purchase: (affiliate link)

Description: Hailing from the fantastic Phoenix Mountain range, this rarefied top ten honeyed beauty was originally for Imperial consumption only. Coming from centuries-old tea trees that have been carefully selected and bred into a single trunked variety; each tree produces a unique one of a kind fragrant leaf. With a honey floral sweetness and a light nutty flavor that is brought out from the painstakingly precious hand plucking and gentle roasting of this gold-edged famous oolong tea leaf. IMPERIAL RESERVE

Roasted and nutty infusion with honey and floral undertones


Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 12 ounces, boiling
Tool: kati loose tea system 12oz
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal, toasty
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, slight toasty
Flavor: toasty, vegetal
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: slight astringency
Liquor: translucent dark brown-green

I know I should not use boiling water, but I am at work and busy / lazy / distracted

Resteep:
2 minutes+, boiling, 12 ounces

Usually a little better (less astringency)

This tea puts up with 2+ steeps, boiling water, irregular steeping times and is still consistent and a great drink at work.

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


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