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365 Teas Challenge > Day 328 - Not Just An Oolong Tea

After our own black and green teas line, I am delighted to review our oolong tea too. Like all of our teas, this oolong tea has been hand-picked and processed artisanally.

Oolong tea production is very limited in Turkey at the moment, and only a few people are experimenting with it. Therefore, this is a scarce tea that is not very easy to find these days. Its oxidation level is at 30%, which suggests that it is closer to green tea in the scale from green tea (non-oxidised) to black tea (100%). However, its tasting profile was unexpected, and its aroma included tobacco, nuts, cocoa, flowers and fruits. Its taste was mellow, medium-bodied and fruity.

I am curious to try a lightly oxidised version of this tea, and when the new tea harvest starts in a couple of months, I will definitely experiment with it. I wonder if we can achieve something close to a Taiwanese Baozhong tea.

You can read more about this tea here. And if you would like to buy from our limited stock, this is the link to our shop.

Tea Profile:

Type: Oolong

Origin: Rize, Turkey

Harvest time: Spring 2020

Leaf colour: Tones of dark green

Liquor colour: Bright amber

Tea Aroma: Tobacco, nuts, cocoa, flowers and fruits

Tea taste: Mellow, medium-bodied and fruity

Steeping/brewing: Place 5 g tea leaves in 100 ml water at around 95°C. Steep for 30 seconds. To each consecutive infusion, add 5 seconds. You can infuse the leaves up to 6 times.

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