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Monday, February 17, 2014

TeaSource Loose Leaf Oolong Tea 'Pouchong Extra Fancy'

Tea Information:
Tea: Pouchong Extra Fancy
Type: Oolong Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: TeaSource
Purchase: Here
Description: This pouchong tea is vacuum-packed (4 oz.) at the factory to ensure absolute quality and freshness. The leaf is hand-made and a little darker than many pouchongs. The steeped cup is wonderfully aromatic with sweet lilac notes. The liquor is sweet, silky-smooth, full of flavor, with that lovely lilacy pouchong-esque character. If ordering 2 oz. this tea will be packed in our regular TeaSource zip bag.

Steep Information:
Amount: 6 tsp
Water: 750ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes

Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, floral, vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, floral, nutty
Flavor: silky mouthfeel, sweet, floral
Body: Light
Aftertaste: nutty
Liquor: translucent light yellow green


Co woker with the funny nose: must attic smell

750ml at 195°F for 4 minutes
more roasty and nutty

750ml at 195°F for 5 minutes
still beautiful, floral, honey

750ml at 195°F for 6 minutes
too weak

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 purchased this product. 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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