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Tasting notes - Formosa Four Seasons Winter Special N. 303

Classification: Formosa Four Seasons Winter Special – Wulong teaCultivar: Qing XinOrigin: Taiwan, Nantou County, Lu Gu Township, Pingding Village - altitude 800m Grade: Supreme, WonderfulDry leaf: Tiny rolled drops of bright and dark green leaves with yellow matt stalks pointing up like a snake tail. Amazing sweet aroma of peach, vanilla and strawberry is rising from the pack.Infused leaf: When infused the aroma of leaf has become more fragrant. Rose, orchid and sweet cherry with spicy nutmeg and exotic mango.Liquor: Cup bright, clear light and yellow in colour. Aroma very sweet and fruity. Liquid mellow and light with stunning aroma of mango and peach mixed together with fragrant orchid and rose. Surprising after-taste of fermented hops is lingering in the...

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Tasting Notes - Oriental Beauty Top Superior

Classification: Formosa Bai Hao “Oriental Beauty” – Wulong tea Cultivar: Qing Xin Da Fang Origin:  Taiwan, Hsinchu County, Beipu town - altitude 500m Grade: Grand Cru, Elite, Unique Dry leaf: Golden, coppery, silver, green and brownish curly leaves, beautifully dried on touch, releasing aroma of sweet caramel, dried apricots and exotic wood. Infused leaf: Wild and big unfolded coppery brown leaves. Hints of wet forest and spicy exotic wood. Liquor: Bright, clear golden cup with mesmerising floral aroma of lilies, hints of honey, apricots, pineapple and cinnamon. Liquor smooth and velvety with wild floral, fruity, woody and spicy taste (cinnamon & saffron). After-taste incredibly sweet and roundy with muscatel aroma and no astringency at all. Suitable for many brews. About:...

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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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Tea Tasting diary – batch n.232

5) Our fifth choice was Phoenix Dan Cong wulong tea from China/Guangdong province. We have this tea in our stock, but we wanted to compare the different grades. This one has 'an exclusive' class on it's packaging. We have tasted it and grade it exactly like that. There was not much difference between this Dan Cong and our one:) It is an incredible tea, indeed. Look at our tasting notes: Dry Leaves: Long, deep brown leaves with lighter brown stalks, loosely twisted and pointy at the ends. Aroma of wood, herbs, eucalyptus, walnuts and coffee! Infused Leaves: Long, pointy dark green leaves and copper stalks releasing an aroma of strong wet wood, moss, herbs, walnuts and also a hint of...

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