Dazuan Organic Ying Xiang "Amber Magpie" Oolong Tea

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Beans, Cabbage, Roasty, Salty, Butter, Green Beans, Round, Sweet
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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Harvest: Winter 2018 / 冬 貳零壹捌
Varietal: Ying Xian / 迎香
Elevation: 350 M / 參佰伍拾 公尺
Region: Dazuan / 大庄
Fermentation Level: 30% / 分之 參拾
Roast Level: 2~4 / 貳 至 肆 分

After the awesome debut of this tea in the spring, we again are offering the Ying Xiang varietal from Dazuan again thanks to its superb plantation management and skilled processing. Under the supervision of Taiwan Sourcing, we created a Ying Xiang varietal tea that properly demonstrates the potential of this varietal, and we think this is finally the tea that fits the meaning of its varietal name – “Welcoming Aroma”.

This is also the tea that proves “higher (elevation) is not always better”. What truly matters is the clean material and mature understanding of processing both of which are embodied in this tea. This Ying Xiang is cultivated in Dazuan, a place which only has an elevation of about 350 meters. You will not be able to tell the elevation is that “low” thanks to our mature processing technique and refined roasting from our charcoal roasting master (which is the same on all our other oolongs from this season).

Due to the seasonal difference, the result of our hard work is a tea that is even more pungently aromatic than the spring version. However, due to a bit over heavy rolling at the final stage, the tea will dissolve much faster in boiled water than your regular oolong, so we suggest you brew it more carefully (aka shorter steep time) and use a filter while drinking it. Once brewed properly, simply lay back and enjoy how this “Amber Magpie” will gently permeate your whole body with its delicious touch.

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Sipdown 5-2022

Found a sample of this in one of my tea drawers and decided to have a short gongfu session.

Smells incredibly salty and savory- like a bean stew. Tastes equally as savory as it smells, with an added roasty quality that is not as apparent in the aroma.

Because of the savory quality, I decided to use some of the leftover leaves in a recipe that I used to make often, but haven’t made in awhile. I crisped the spent leaves in some sesame oil and added them to a quick kimchi fried rice. So good.

Flavors: Beans, Cabbage, Roasty, Salty

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