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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

J-Tea International Loose Leaf Oolong 'Bourbon Oolong'

Tea Information:
Tea: Bourbon Oolong
Type: Oolong Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: J-Tea International
Purchase: Here
Description: This charcoal roasted oolong from Nantou, Taiwan was aged in a bourbon barrel from Buffalo Trace Distillery for one day shy of seven weeks. The results are amazing. Rich fruit aroma. Toasty nutty and woody. Sweet and creamy.

Steep Information:
Amount: 8g
Water: 500ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: caramel, vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: caramel, nutty, slightly vegetal (steamed spinach)
Flavor: nutty, then vegetal - like fall leaves, with a sweet caramel finish
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent, citrus
Liquor: translucent orange brown

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 in a swap. 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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