2016 Ban tian yao 半天腰

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Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea Leaves
Dark Wood, Dates, Mineral, Oats, Raisins, Rum, Smoke, Spices, Tobacco, Fruity, Sugarcane, Wood
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195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 5 oz / 135 ml

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From Wuyi Origin

Ban Tian Yao is one of the most famouse bushes among wuyi rock tea. It is also a very scarce and precious variety like Tieluohan and Baijiguan. Not all farmers here have this cultivar.
Location: Qing shiyan (青狮岩)
Harvest time: May 5th 2016
Baking leve: Medium Roasted
Feature: The aroma of this tea is not only on the air but also in the tea soup. The soup is clean and exquisite. A superbly balanced tea.

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I open the bag, breath in the smells, and know immediately that I’m going to like this one! Dark whole leaves and aroma of raisins, tobacco, and a hint of smoke. Brews a little darker than the Rou Gui or Bairuixiang, medium orange.

The taste, like the aroma, has a nice raisin/date note as well as flavors of spiced rum, oatmeal, and dark wood. Just a touch of smoke, this tea also reminds me of nice cigars. The flavor lingers in the mouth and is super deep and complex. Really makes my mouth water. As I keep brewing, the flavor becomes lighter and a mild floral note appears. This tea fades faster than the Rou Gui, but gives a decent number of brews and the flavor hits really hard. I definitely need more of this tea!

Flavors: Dark Wood, Dates, Mineral, Oats, Raisins, Rum, Smoke, Spices, Tobacco

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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Ban tian yao 2016 from Wuyi origin. very pleasant relaxing and balanced tea. It has a little smoky taste, frutal, mineral and with a pronounced sugarcane finish. This tea is very subtle, almost like a Baijiguan, but more roasted and more robust in the beginning.
Wet leaves with typical wuyi aroma with chocolat and woody notes. Medium roast.
I steep this tea with 7 gr. at 87° C. First steep 20 sec., adding 5 sec. each subsecuent steeps until 8th. steep. From 9th. to 12th. 15 sec. each and fron 13th. to 15th. 30 sec.
First infusion shows a subtle smoky flavor with typical mineral flavor and a little frutal aftertaste. This continues fron 2th. to 8th. infusion. Then soup becomes with a very nice sweet and frutal flavor that linger in mouth a lot. Total fifteen steeps.
Tea is very nce and balanced, so subtle. It remains me Baijiguan cultivar, but more complex and a little more strong flavor. It´s a relaxing tea very good to share with your friends

Flavors: Fruity, Mineral, Smoke, Sugarcane, Wood

190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 6 OZ / 170 ML

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