"Zheng Yan 105" Wu Yi Rock Oolong Tea * Spring 2016

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Ash, Citrus, Fruity, Melon, Peach, Resin, Smooth, Spices, Stonefruits, White Grapes, Brown Sugar, Lychee, Orange
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 oz / 85 ml

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  • “Even though a few years passed since their reviews, my impression of the tea is quite similar to those of oceanica and HaChaChaCha. This tea is super smooth and fruity, with a strong heady and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “The “vintage” of tea I am drinking is the Spring 2015 version VS the 2016. I want to echo oceanica. I love this tea. It is delicious. This oolong is so heavy with fruit notes, the first infusion...” Read full tasting note
    97
  • “Love this one! Nose; buttered wheat toast, honey ( yum ), lychee, very " warm ", slight rosewood, light orchid, light grass. Palate; Allspice, lychee, osmanthus, round, slight ginger, mandarin...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

Varietal 105 is a unique Anxi varietal that’s a hybrid of Huang Jin Gui and Jin Guan Yin (Jin Guang Yin itself is a cross between Huang Jing Gui and Tie Guan Yin). As such, 105 could be considered 3 parts Huang Jin Gui and 1 part Tie Guan Yin. Due to the unique soil and growing conditions within the Zheng Yan growing area, and the unique Wu Yi processing, the resulting 105 tea is very much a Wu Yi tea despite it’s unique Anxi origins. It should be noted that varietal 105 was created by a Wu Yi local and is entirely unique to the Wu Yi Shan area.

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3 Tasting Notes

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442 tasting notes

Even though a few years passed since their reviews, my impression of the tea is quite similar to those of oceanica and HaChaChaCha.

This tea is super smooth and fruity, with a strong heady and defocusing qi. It has aromas of peach, ash, melon and flavours such as white grapes, citrus, resin, and spices (like allspice). I also really liked the mouth-watering, bubbly texture, especially in the first few infusions.

Flavors: Ash, Citrus, Fruity, Melon, Peach, Resin, Smooth, Spices, Stonefruits, White Grapes

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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The “vintage” of tea I am drinking is the Spring 2015 version VS the 2016. I want to echo oceanica. I love this tea. It is delicious. This oolong is so heavy with fruit notes, the first infusion tastes like a flavored tea. This is a real winner in my book.

I did this gong-fu style in a very small 50ml gaiwan, covering the bottom heavily with tea leaves (did not weigh). Short steeps. Dry leaves smell great. It reminds me of a fruit cake, sticky, sweet, dried fruits, brown sugar. Wet leaves smell similar, but have a bright fruity note like white grape juice, lychee.

Tasting is very fruity during the initial steeps. Lychee and white/green grapes is a good description here. Oceanica mentioned mandarin. I don’t think I would have said that on my own, but I agree. I think there is a hint of mandarin in the flavor. Mmm. mmmm. Good stuff.

I thoroughly enjoyed this tea. I could drink this every day. Highly recommended.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Fruity, Lychee, Orange, White Grapes

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 50 ML

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Love this one!
Nose; buttered wheat toast, honey ( yum ), lychee, very " warm ", slight rosewood, light orchid, light grass.
Palate; Allspice, lychee, osmanthus, round, slight ginger, mandarin orange, slight grass.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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