Slow baked and twice roasted, this full-bodied oolong from Chiang Rai offers complex layers of baked cherries and dark wood. Rinse tea leaves with heated water prior to steeping. Good for up to 8 infusions when brewed Gong Fu style.
- Origin: Chiang Rai, Thailand
- Cultivar: Jin Xuan
- Harvest: August 2020
- Ingredients: oolong tea
- Caffeine level: Moderate
This oolong is an absolute gem. When you smell the dry leaves, you can barely get a hint of the flavor. But as soon as you pour hot water over them, they release a warm, sweet, creamy, and slightly nutty aroma. The flavor of the tea is perfectly cozy. It gives me the same comforting feel I get from hojicha. The flavor is mild, there is no bitter notes or sharp notes. But don't let mild scare you off. It is absolutely robust and well-rounded, in a very gentle way. 10/10.
A wonderful dark oolong! I found some similarities to Suzuki's Wakoucha as almost a lighter black tea. Very different than the lighter Oolongs like Tieguanyin, but delicious.