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Oolong Tea
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Oolong
Flavors
Butter, Candy, Cream, Custard, Floral, Freshly Cut Grass, Honeydew, Peach, Pear, Sweet, Thick, Vegetables
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From Trident Booksellers and Cafe Boulder Colorado

One of our very favorite teas, the Fu Shou Shan is remarkable for its clarity, complexity, and thick, sweet body. Growing at an astounding 8,530 feet, Fu Shou Mountain in Taiwan presents a harsh but ultimately rewarding climate for tea growth. The elevation, cold weather, and billowing fog cause the tea plant to develop slowly, resulting in a richer and sweeter brew at the expense of a much smaller harvest compared to commodity grade oolongs.

Our Fu Shou Shan oolong is crisp and complex, and bursting with abundant Spring-time flavors. The taste begins with a burst of floral aromas and fresh garden vegetables, and leads into a creamy-sweet mouth-filling feeling. Later steepings are more full-bodied and suggestive of ripened melons. This is an incredibly complex tea that must be experienced to be believed. A perfect choice for seasoned oolong drinkers.

Origin – Taichung County, Taiwan

Harvest – 2020 Spring and Fall

Varietal – Ching Xin

Tastes Like – Lilacs, Snap Peas, Honeydew Melon, Clarified Butter

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Backlog/sipdown from last night:

One of my favorite oolongs so far. The Trident oolongs are knockouts.

All their notes are very on point, but I will add on top of clarified butter, melon,lilacs, snap peas, and honeydew, this teas is frickin’ aromatic. I’d also add peachy, but very “orange” and yellow in the fruits. Steep 2 gong fu is it’s high mark, and it goes up in troughs with its notes. It alternates from green and buttery, to densely fruity and floral bordering on dessert or fruity pudding. Most of the notes are the same whether western, gong fu, or even grandpa, but I personally find that the fruit notes are more even grandpa, but there is a lot more depth and variety gong fu. It occasionally gets flat, but it’s high marks make it more worth it.

I’m a sucker for candy like flavor and aroma. I was really sad to see this go as I hoarded it off. I was half tempted to get more…but I have too much tea, and I am a hypocrite. I ended up getting more tea anyway of stuff I haven’t tried yet.

More teas to write down. I thought I added the Darjeeling White Oolong and their Shanllinxi notes, but I could be wrong. Or they may have been deleted. The Darjeeling tastes like Watermelon and grape jollyranchers, and white grape juice. The ShanLinXi was heavy with lavender bordering on flavoring, but it was natural. Oddly, not too vegetal. I know, being quick and swift the backlog.

I hope you enjoy reading this anyway. All the teas I’ve mentioned are sweet ones good for connoisseur and newbie alike.

Flavors: Butter, Candy, Cream, Custard, Floral, Freshly Cut Grass, Honeydew, Peach, Pear, Sweet, Thick, Vegetables

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