Nepal 1st Flush 2014 Oolong Tea

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Oolong Tea
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Oolong Tea Leaves
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  • “Thanks for this one, TheLastDodo! This one is a little confusing, as it is called an oolong but it definitely seems like a Darjeeling. It’s probably because it’s from Nepal that it can’t actually...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Prepared this two days ago and again today. First attempt was 12 oz. It was supposed to be 8 oz but there were 4 ounces left in the kettle from a previous gongfu session. The tea was very smooth...” Read full tasting note

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A lighter oolong with a great orange taste and fruity aroma.

We are proud to source all our Nepal teas direct from Greenland Organic Farm, who are very much at the forefront of a burgeoning Nepali tea industry dedicated to producing high quality artisanal teas. Greenland Organic Farm are completely pesticide and chemical free farm dedicated to producing tea in an ethical and fair manner. Greenland Organic Farm is located in East Nepal in the shadows of Mt. Kancghenjunga at an altitude of 3,000m.

Tasting Notes:
- Fruity aroma
- Orange taste and creamy texture

Origin: Greenland Organic Farm, East Nepal

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Thanks for this one, TheLastDodo! This one is a little confusing, as it is called an oolong but it definitely seems like a Darjeeling. It’s probably because it’s from Nepal that it can’t actually be called a Darjeeling. But it’s the loveliest of first flush Darj flavors – very sweet and fruity. I normally don’t like a first flush. They are sometimes too light in flavor to my tastes, but the flavor with this one is fantastic. At least the color of the brew itself definitely looks like an oolong (a light yellow). The second cup was great too.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 tsp // 20 minutes after boiling // 2 min
Steep #2 // 15 min a.b. // 2-3 min

Marzipan

I don’t think that’s the case since Darjeeling is a black tea, and oolong is considered a different tea type. The six types: black, white, green, oolong, yellow, dark. If it was a nomenclature thing with not using “Darjeeling” they would call it something to do with black, not oolong.

CharlotteZero

A Darjeeling can refer to any tea from Darjeeling (black, oolong, etc.), but I’ve also found that there are some great Darjeeling-like teas from Nepal. Wikipedia says that it’s estimated that only about 1/4 of tea sold as Darjeeling is actually from the region. So, there’s the random fact I learned today. :-)

Dr Jim

I’ve had oolong from Darjeeling as well (thunderbolt tea). I think the key is the processing: oolong is processed more than green tea but less than black.

Marzipan

This has been an interesting learning journey, thanks for the discussion!

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Prepared this two days ago and again today. First attempt was 12 oz. It was supposed to be 8 oz but there were 4 ounces left in the kettle from a previous gongfu session. The tea was very smooth with no bitterness or astringency. It had a mildly thick creamy feel. The flavor was rather straight forward and reminded me of fall leaves. My brain recalls it tasting very similar to a Formosa oolong I had a couple years ago. My brain very often remembers things quite wrong.

I thought maybe if I tried this again with less water I would get different results, and I did. The second time (today) I used 6 oz and 3 g of leaf. A squirrel named Google distracted me and I steeped this five minutes. Holy Cow! This was bitter! Except for that, the flavor was still light and woodsy.

If you are a big, bold, highly flavored, tea drinker, you will not get this one. I prefer light notes even in flavored teas – except my beloved Earl Grey, which must be able to peel paint when needed. This is a simple, light in taste cup, good for a quiet afternoon like today.

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