Winter Tingle

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  • “Sadly haven’t written anything for this yet.  It’s winter!  It’s time!  The leaf here is HUGE and very dark.  I like the addition of subtle mint and cinnamon.  The mint is more noticeable than the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I tried looking this up and the website suggested “Winter Tongue”. So if sticking your tongue out and putting it on a lamp pole in the cold were a tea, this would be it? No. Winter Tongue is not...” Read full tasting note

From Liquid Proust Teas

Winter Tingle is a 2013 Da Hong Pao oolong that wasn’t all that enjoyable, but had potential to become something tasty. With the decision to make something like a menthol mouth feel with the mineral feel in the mouth, the oolong was surrounded by peppermint and cinnamon to change it over time. The process lasted six months.

The taste is subtle, but still very much alive. The peppermint has faded which creates a semi herbaceous undertone that goes along with the mineral notes from the dahongpao all while having the mouth feel from the cinnamon and peppermint. An easy drinker for the winter months for sure.

Each listing is for 28 grams of tea.

For more on this tea, please read: https://liquidproust.wordpress.com/2016/06/10/bringing-oolong-back-to-life/

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Sadly haven’t written anything for this yet.  It’s winter!  It’s time!  The leaf here is HUGE and very dark.  I like the addition of subtle mint and cinnamon.  The mint is more noticeable than the cinnamon.  But it’s a smooth, creamy mint.  I can’t really taste the oolong, though the brew color is quite dark for an oolong… but my tastebuds have seemed off lately.  Second steep: peachy which seems a bit odd with these ingredients.  Third steep: hint of roast.  I really liked the first two steeps… I should have kept going with some short steeps rather than killing it on the third steep for five minutes.  Surprisingly little roasted flavor even while overdoing it. The perfect blend for today anyway.  I would definitely use two teaspoons in the future.  It slightly reminds me of the mint in B&B’s Brighton which can only mean awesome. I have also been enjoying other holiday teas: S&V’s Sugar Plum, 52Teas Rumchata and Angry’s Candy Cane.
Steep #1  // 2 teaspoons for full mug // 22 minutes after boiling  // 1 minute steep
Steep #2  // 12 minutes after boiling //  1 1/2 minute steep
Steep #3 // 3 minutes after boiling // 5 min

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I tried looking this up and the website suggested “Winter Tongue”. So if sticking your tongue out and putting it on a lamp pole in the cold were a tea, this would be it?

No. Winter Tongue is not this tea. This tea is liquid cinnamon Altoids. I like them very much. Mint teas are hit or miss for me. The mint’s got to taste fresh. Otherwise, the tea needs a few other ingredients to offset the dryness. This mint tea was not that dry because Andrew used peppermint, but its natural dryness blended nicely with the cinnamon and the occasionally roasted qualities of the Da Hong Pao. I did not taste the oolong so much the first time, but I tasted the mineral rock oolong in the far background when I’ve used more leaf. Emphasis on the profile being in the FAR background.

I think this tea would have wide appeal. One of the teachers I work with really enjoyed it and he is more of a coffee drinker, though he has his own tea cabinet in a Star Wars and Harry Potter themed class room (#my teacher goals). If you have had cinnamon Altoids, or just Altoids, then you know what this tea tastes like and weather to buy it.

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