Taiwan Gui Fei Competition Grade Oolong Tea

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Bitter, Citrus, Dark Bittersweet, Grapefruit, Hazelnut, Honey, Roasted, Smoke
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From What-Cha

I’m excited to offer a Gui Fei which one a prize in the Gui Fei category of the LGTTS competition. It has a very smooth honey sweet and grapefruit taste with background roasted Hazelnut notes.

Tasting Notes:
- Smooth texture
- Sweet honey and grapefruit taste
- Background roasted hazelnut notes

Harvest: Summer 2020

Origin: Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
Altitude: 600-800m
Sourced: Specialist Taiwanese wholesaler

Cultivar: Jin Xuan (TTES #12)
Oxidisation: 70-80%
Roast: High (Level 6)
Picking: Hand

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 95°C/203°F
- Use 1 teaspoon per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 3 minutes

Packaging: Non-resealable vacuum-sealed bag packaged in Taiwan

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Quickie note.

I westerned this one up and had a third accident of brewing too long, but the flavor of this one is incredibly rich. The roast is fairly prominent, but it adds to the flavor rather than taking anything away. I’m picky with darker roasts since they can be too harsh, cooked, or lean way too much in the roasted honey direction. This one was a lot more even, and I’m just going to use the notes What-Cha described, adding on what I tasted:
“Smooth texture
- Sweet honey and grapefruit taste
- Background roasted hazelnut notes”

The last two are very prominent. It starts off lightly floral, then immediately leans into acidity with honey and grapefruit, middling and ending with distinct roasted hazelnut. There some smoke splashed into the aftertaste too, and I occasionally got vanilla in steep 2 with some malt every once in a while. The later rebrews are smokey with some lingering citrus and acidity.

Yet again, I will write another note when I’ve drank this properly with less leaves or shorter steeps, but the flavors were still rich and distinct without being overwhelmed by oversteeped bitterness. It’s very good, and I’ll savor it during the last few weeks of cold fronts during the opening of spring.

Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Dark Bittersweet, Grapefruit, Hazelnut, Honey, Roasted, Smoke

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