Thursday, May 13, 2010

Oolong: Taiwan 101

This is a semi fermented tea.

Oolong means black dragon.
The processing is a combination of techniques used for green and black teas.
After curing, the appearance of the leaves will vary from tightly curled rolls or fine, round, twisted and with a green luster.
Have properties to emulsify fat and cholesterol
This is a handpicked tea from the Alishan mountain, Taiwan.

Smell: High, lightly roasted, very pleasant
Color: Pale to mid-light yellow
Taste: Fresh, roasted, lively, invigorating, mid-sharp
Body: Light and clean
Liquor: Reaches far back and coats the entire tongue
 Stay: Even finish, mid to back of tongue, and upper throat
Leaf: Mid color, medium long, handpicked
Conclusion: Refreshing, warm summer day tea. Complex but not complicated, lively with limited stay, good for beginning aficionado





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