PHOENIX VILLAGE DONG DING UNROASTED WINTER 2020

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Oolong Tea
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Almond, Citrus Zest, Floral, Frosting, Jasmine, Nutty, Smooth, Spinach, Sweet, Thick, Vanilla, Vegetal
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Wei Shao de Dong Ding Wulong Cha – Fenghuang Cun – Dongji 2020 (Unroasted Dong Ding Oolong Cha – Phoenix Village Winter 2020)
Chen Kuan Lin (Andy)
This tea originates in the Chen family gardens in Phoenix Village in the Dong Ding region. The tea is traditionally oxidized but is unroasted thus preserving the leafy freshness of the tea. There is a wonderful line of acid that runs along the side of the tongue, the mouthfeel is moderately rich and the tea flavor is persistent. There are complex layers of flavor in this tea and they are very well balanced.

For a great learning and taste experience, compare this tea to the roasted version of exactly the same batch.

Wei Shao de Dong Ding Wulong Cha – Fenghuang Cun – Dongji 2020 (Unroasted Dong Ding Oolong Cha – Phoenix Village Winter 2020)
Chen Shi Know
This tea originates in the Chen family gardens in Phoenix Village in the Dong Ding region. The tea is traditionally oxidized but is unroasted thus preserving the leafy freshness of the tea. There is a wonderful line of acid that runs along the side of the tongue, the mouthfeel is moderately rich and the tea flavor is persistent. There are complex layers of flavor in this tea and they are very well balanced.

For a great learning and taste experience, compare this tea to the roasted version of exactly the same batch.

.Grower: Chen Shi Know
Cultivar: Qing Xin Wulong
Region: Phoenix Village
Altitude: 740m
Harvest: October 12, 2020
Oxidation: 29%
Unroasted

Brewing Suggestions:
To prepare this tea in the traditional gongfu style use a gaiwan or Yixing pot and 6 grams of tea per 100ml of water at 212°F (100° C). Steep for 30 seconds. Reduce time to 25 seconds for the second steep and then increase with each subsequent steep,

For an 8 oz cup, use between 3-5 grams of tea, about a heaping teaspoon. Pour water at 212°F (100° C) over the leaves and steep for approximately 90 seconds. Always remember to adjust steeping time depending on water temperature, amount of tea you have and personal flavor preference. Increase time and temperature slightly with each infusion.

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Sipdown backlog from Friday. Gong fu, 35, 25, 20,30, 45, 120, 150, ?, ?, ?,seconds, 4-5 grams, 4-5 oz.

Especially rich with lilac, macadamia, vanilla, and frosty floral notes amidst spinach and greener ones. It got more vegetal in the later notes. The Traditional Oxidation is slightly tastier because it’s fruitier, but this one remains as an extremely satisfying Dong Ding. It’s pretty close to being a 90 for me and it’s not bad for it’s price, but I personally want to save up room in my cupboard for both the snootier and the cheaper teas I have. I still would recommend it because Phoenix Village Dong Dings are good period, and it’s good for the free shipping in the U.S.

Flavors: Almond, Citrus Zest, Floral, Frosting, Jasmine, Nutty, Smooth, Spinach, Sweet, Thick, Vanilla, Vegetal

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