Anxi Ruan Zhi

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
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5 g 5 oz / 147 ml

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  • “Sipdown! 273/365! Hmm, looks like I’m falling behind on sipdowns again. I haven’t been drinking as much tea; feeling too busy to manage to! And I’m still on leave! (Yikes.) Anyhow, this was pretty...” Read full tasting note
    75
  • “(5g/4 oz/208/10 sec +5) Dry leaves smell sweet & vegetal. (5 second wash.) Wet leaves bring out a little more spinach/kale, and more sweetness. Brewed gongfu, 5g in 5 oz water just off boiling...” Read full tasting note
    88

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Ruan Zhi or “Soft Stem” is sometimes better known as “Qing Xin” varietal, used in Taiwan to produce Dong Ding and Baozhong and in Thailand for Doi Mai Salong. This elegant tea has much of the creamy and savory quality of a fine Taiwanese oolong, but with the fruit and florals we love from the unique processing and terroir of Master Zhang’s terraced fields above Daping Village, Anxi.

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Sipdown! 273/365!

Hmm, looks like I’m falling behind on sipdowns again. I haven’t been drinking as much tea; feeling too busy to manage to! And I’m still on leave! (Yikes.)

Anyhow, this was pretty delicious. Creamy classic green oolong flavour with some florals. Would definitely drink this again, and may in fact purchase more. Upping my rating from 75 to 85. I think I maybe oversteeped a bit last time, which made it a touch less creamy. It’s perfect tonight!

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(5g/4 oz/208/10 sec +5)
Dry leaves smell sweet & vegetal. (5 second wash.) Wet leaves bring out a little more spinach/kale, and more sweetness. Brewed gongfu, 5g in 5 oz water just off boiling for 10 seconds, adding 5 seconds each infusion after. Steeps 1-4: pale yellow color, sweet & buttery aroma. Taste is delicately floral, a little creamy, and lightly sweet. Not much green vegetable taste at all, though the smell of the wet leaves at first suggests this. Very pleasant overall, very smooth with not a hint of dryness or astringency for the first several infusions. Sweetness gradually diminishes but florals become more prominent. A bit of dryness & astringency just barely start at around 5th steep. 5-6 begin to suggest an acidic fruit in the aftertaste, like peach? After 6, still smooth, creamy, and very floral. Placed leaves in 8 oz water for cold brew.

Update: Cold brew is good. Rather than florals, the flavors are more of green grass (but pleasantly so).

Preparation
5 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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