China Oolong Ginseng Tie-Guan-Yun (ZM87)

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Fruit Oolong Blend
Licorice Root, Oolong Tea Leaves
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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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From Upton Tea Imports

An interesting twist on a Chinese classic. The rolled leaves are coated with ground ginseng, producing an exceptional, silky-smooth cup. The aroma has the floral sweetness of Tie-Guan-Yin, with mellow ginseng notes. This lot has a bit of licorice root juice added. Can be used for multiple infusions.

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Very Good, what can i say um…tastes like ti-guan-yin and ginseng and it last forever after the coating crumbles away it tastes much better imo :)

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Wow, talk about an unusual looking tea. Just look at the picture of the leaves, or in this case, maybe stones is more appropriate. It’s a dull green color, and looks exactly like the foam that florists use to make arrangements. It has a chalky (not shiny) appearance and each stone is the size of a large pea. When you brew it, you expect it to unfurl right? Well it doesn’t! The tea is named Oolong but obviously looks green.

How does it taste? Like a very very light oolong with a hint of ginseng but also some green tea attributes. It has a hint of spiciness (the same way ginger is spicy) that rubs the back of your throat. I normally don’t think tea has much of a smell or at least anything to write about but this one has a nice floral aroma!

A must try!

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Noooo its all gone for now =( must order more!!!

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The tie-guan-yin toastiness is there, with an extra punch. The ginseng and licorice (or whatever they ground on it) give it an unusual sweetness. I’ve had success both with 1 minute-and-increasing infusions and the 3 minute generic rule of thumb for oolongs. Play around with it to find your sweet spot.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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