Swallows Nest

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Beans, Cinnamon, Citrus Zest, Coffee, Milk, Mineral, Mushrooms, Plum, Pumpkin Spice, Raisins
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Edit tea info Last updated by Ethan Loke
Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “Reason number 3 that it is important to inspect your tea leaves: Bugs. It is good to push around the leaf with your finger to discover all the secrets of the leaf. To find the small, the big, the...” Read full tasting note
    87
  • “A lackluster tea. I got this tea from my recent Mei Leaf order, and there’s not much to say other than it’s mediocre and disappointing. This tea had a really strong and complex aroma between the...” Read full tasting note
    58

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Bold yet balanced Rou Gui from the Swallows Nest field in Wuyi. This Yan Cha is rich in all we love in a Rock tea – sugars, chocolate, red fruits and spices.

Rou Gui is one of Wuyi’s most famous cultivars with over 200 years of history. It is often used to make Da Hong Pao and can range in price from affordable to eye-watering. It is a cultivar well known for its potent, sweet and spicy aromatics.

This Rou Gui has the well-known profile of an excellent Yan Cha, whisky, raisins, cinnamon and burnt sugar but it also has a very chocolatey nose which raises it to another level. It is balanced with depth and brightness to make it a stand out tea to wow most palates.

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2 Tasting Notes

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Reason number 3 that it is important to inspect your tea leaves: Bugs. It is good to push around the leaf with your finger to discover all the secrets of the leaf. To find the small, the big, the few fuzzies, and whatever gifts come with. I can’t quite call this a gift, but at least he was nicely toasted.

Dry aroma: Coffee toffee, roasty, toasted pomelo, coffee husk.
Dry leaf appearance: twisted slightly, dark chocolate brown.
Flavor: Roasty, charcoal, toffee a bit burnt, slight plum/pomelo, minerality (more so with the following infusions)
Wet Leaf: Dried plum, Slight cherry-rubbed wood.
Wet, infusing leaf: Uh… latex paint? O_o Yeah. Definitely latex paint. That was the third infusion. I forgot to smell the previous.

So funny not funny story. I found out that I am one of those people who can’t stand to look at lotus seeds. Actually even saying the name kinda gives me an icky feeling. My randomness comes from the fact that it says lotus seed on the package so I was about to look up what the taste descriptors of that is but I really do not want to have that image stuck in my.

tea-sipper

whoa, this tea was at least a triple ick for you!

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A lackluster tea. I got this tea from my recent Mei Leaf order, and there’s not much to say other than it’s mediocre and disappointing. This tea had a really strong and complex aroma between the wet and dry leaf, as well as the empty cup. It also had a smooth texture with a nice medium thickness. The flavour however was weak and shallow, lacking body even when steeped for longer. Little aftertaste and finish, with a lack of character as well as cha-qi. Worst of all, this tea only really lasted for around 5 steeps, unlike the 10 steeps advertised by Mei Leaf. While the tea is not offensive in nature, it is a poor representation of what Rou Gui and Wuyi Yancha is.

Flavors: Beans, Cinnamon, Citrus Zest, Coffee, Milk, Mineral, Mushrooms, Plum, Pumpkin Spice, Raisins

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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