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Monday, February 3, 2014

Loose Leaf Oolong Tea 'Guìyuán Roasted Dong Ding'

Tea Information:
Tea: Guìyuán Roasted Dong Ding
Type: Oolong Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Description: - Our Guìyuán Dong Ding is a classic style produced using the traditional hand roasting over charcoal. The roasting gently changes the sugar composition leading to a sweet liquor.

A deep roasted oolong from Nantou, Taiwan. Rich aromatics of coffee, brown sugar, concord grapes and toasted coconut. Our Guìyuán Dong Ding is a classic style produced using the traditional method of hand roasting over charcoal. Exposure to high heat gently changes the leaf sugar composition leading to a naturally sweet liquor.

Origin: Nantou, Taiwan

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp (2 packets)
Water: 1000ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: roasty, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, coconut, slightly roast
Flavor: smooth, roasty, nutty, slightly sweet
Body: Light
Aftertaste: roasty, floral
Liquor: translucent light yellow-orange brown

Resteep:
1000ml at 195°F for 3 minutes
darker, roastier, less sweet, still slightly floral and coconut?

Resteep:
1000ml at 195°F for 3 minutes 30 seconds
lighter, still roast

Resteep:
1000ml at 195°F for 4 minutes
roasty, sweet watery this may be the end

From the Steepster Select tea subscription.
Listed as sold out

Rating: 2/4 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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