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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Lochan Tea Loose Leaf Oolong Tea 'Doke Rolling Thunder'


Tea Information:
Tea: Doke Rolling Thunder
Type: Oolong Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Lochan Tea
Purchase: Lochan Teas - Here or if wanting to be shipped from The Devotea USA - Here
Description: A rare single estate oolong tea, presented for your enjoyment.
Estate: Doke
Region: Bihar
Flush: 2nd Flush 2012
Our Category: Premium Tea
Why we selected this tea: This is quite simply our favourite oolong. For years Taiwan and China have competed to make the best oolongs: in our opinion, this Indian oolong is a ‘must try’ that challenges the oolong superpowers. It’s super premium oolong, fruity and flavourful, and steeps many times. It is quite robust in terms of making a pot; it is not damaged by hotter water as many oolongs are.
Making a Pot: (Start with our method and adjust to taste): Boil the kettle and then let it stand for one minute. Infuse 2 grams of tea per 175 grams of water. Brew for 90 seconds. Drain liquid off and reserve leaves for further steepings. Add about 15 seconds each re-steeping.


Steep Information:
Amount: 13.8
Water: 1000ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: slight vegetal, slight roasty
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, roasty
Flavor: seaweed, salty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: malty and slightly astringent
Liquor: translucent light orange brown

Resteep:
1000ml at 175°F for 2 minutes
Light at first, but as it sat it darkened, interesting
grassy, astringent, metallic, tingly

I re-sell this product.


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