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Tasting Notes - Fujian Anxi Ming Qian Qing Shuang King Tie Quanyin “Iron Goddess of Mercy”

Classification: Ming Qian Qing Shuang King Tie Quanyin – wulong tea Cultivar: Tie Quan Yin Origin: China, Fujian, Anxi Grade: Ming Qian (Pre-rain), Exquisite grade, hand crafted Leaf: Perfectly twisted brilliant green pearls with an aroma of thyme, eucalyptus and grapefruit. Infused leaf: Huge, greatly unfolded leaves with a delicate composition of shades of green with a nose of geranium and parsley. Liquor: The liquor is bright golden with intoxicating flowery bouquet– magnolia orchid, lily and wisteria, followed by notes of broccoli, peach and geranium. The cup is mouthful, buttery, smooth with a hint of vanilla. Very well balanced tea with no astringency and long lasting vegetal and floral after-taste. Suitable for many brews.     About: Tie Guan Yin...

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Tasting Notes - Formosa Ali Shan Tie Quan Yin

Classification: Formosa Ali Shan Tie Quan Yin – Wulong tea Cultivar: Qing Xin Origin: Taiwan, Chiayi County, Ali Shan district, Plum mountain wulong - altitude 1700m Grade: Supreme, Exclusive Leaf: Tiny and sleek, tightly compressed dark brownish-green pearls, no stalks. Incredible aroma of roasted nuts, cookies, cocoa with hints of buttery baked scents, rising from the dried leaves. Infused leaf: A little unfolded deep green curled pearls with persistent sweet herbal aroma, baked wood and a little spiciness is tangling my head. Liquor: Cup is bright and clear, the colour of warm hay with pervasive floral fragrance. The light smooth and fruity liquid tastes of exotic spiced wood, peaches, geranium blossoms and thyme. It has no astringency and the fruity...

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Tasting notes – Formosa Lu Gu Dong Ding “Frozen peak” - 5th plum prize

Classification: Formosa Lu Gu Dong Ding (Tung Ting meaning “Frozen peak”) – Wulong tea, oolong tea, blue green tea, black dragon. Cultivar: Chin Xin Origin: Taiwan (Formosa), Central Taiwan, Nantou district, Dong Ding mountain Grade: Magnificent, Luxurious Leaf: Dark green and twisted gems with a pointy brown stems. Harder on touch. Aroma of apricot and nutmeg, slightly pepperminty with an undertone of green wood. Infused leaf: Dark, swampy green like and huge leaf with a brown stem. Strong aroma of spice, nutmeg, wood and vivid straw. Liquor: Fresh, light yellow and clear liquor with a reminiscent bouquet of orchids and peonies dipped in sweet honey. Warming and smooth cup, velvety aftertaste of apricots and orange blossoms lingers in mouth for...

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Tasting notes - Phoenix Dan Cong

Classification: Phoenix Dan Cong, Wulong tea (oolong tea, blue-green tea) Origin: China, Guangdong province, Phoenix village near Chazhou Grade: Superior Leaf: Longer, slightly twisted, dark brown leaf. Crunchy on touch. Aroma of Caramel, dried apricots and sweet peat and tobacco with a hint of woodiness and coffee. Infused leaf: Navy-green and reddish-brown leaf, perfectly unfolded and nearly even. Aroma of green moss and fermented seaweed with roast hazelnuts. Liquor: Beautiful, clear amber cup with a dominant aroma of - very alive - green wet wood, ocean air and metallic rock - very flinty, followed by delicate sweet hazelnut and blossom flavour with tiny hint of coffee and tobacco smokiness and outstanding astringency.   This tea is a beautifully balanced, well crafted Rock Tea. Made of an independent bush...

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