Seller: Tea Runners
This special Shui Xian oolong comes from a family farm high up in the Wuyi Mountains of Southeast China. The 10-100 year old plants are fed from mountain spring water and grown in a deep gorge that provides protection from the elements.
Water Sprite oolong is spicy but slightly tinged with sweetness, balanced with strong earthy notes and the distinct taste of honey brought out by this family’s award-winning charcoal roasting process.
Origin: Wuyi Mountains
This tea has beautiful chocolate mint notes that are accentuated by a charcoal roasted taste. I was impressed by the linger of the tea, as I could very clearly taste chocolate mint for an hour after my last sip. Throughout the infusions, the tea developed a spice that very nicely contrasted the mint taste. I could also taste the charcoal roast, which the packaging says that this family is famous for their process. It was a lovely taste!
The leaves were small, very dark, with hints of lighter browns. The liquor was strong, typical of what you would expect for a tea like this.
While I really enjoyed the tea and I would definitely purchase it again, I will say that the leaves were fairly broken, and there was a lot of tea dust at the bottom of my cup. Compared to other oolongs I have tried, I would have liked to seen a better picking. I would also note that the aroma was delicious, but the taste was even better!
All in all, I am very happy to have tried this tea and if you are looking for a good oolong tea, I would definitely recommend you try this tea.
|Dry Leaf||My Thoughts|
|Appearance||Broken leaves, irregular, black|
|Fragrance||mint chocolate, sugary, sweet apple, spices|
|Wet Leaf||My Thoughts|
|Appearance||Leaves did not open up fully, black|
|Fragrance||fishy, aged white tea, moist, moldy, charcoal roasted|
|Appearance||dark golden, bubbles on top|
|Flavor||fizzy drink, roasted mint, dirty water, spicy, moldy|
|Texture||light but sticky|
|Aftertaste||Very clear and thin. Long chocolate mint aftertaste|
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