Review: Canton Tea Co. Magnolia Blossom Oolong

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Thumbs up!"The flavor of this tea is, in a word, remarkable. It is rich and complex, with a seemingly unending variety of flavor elements. "
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I previously sampled Canton Tea Co's Mi Lan Dan Cong and really loved it. I was hoping that their Yu Lan Dan Cong would be just as rewarding of an experience. Turns out that it was my lucky day. This tea is a rare form of Dan Cong available only from Canton Tea Co. It is high-grown and lightly-baked. The leaves are very long and although they are folded in on themselves to take on a long and slender appearance, the general impression I get is that this tea appears minimally processed. The dry leaves have a wonderfulyl complex aroma hinting at fruity, floral, and earthy notes. I infused a generous amount of leaves in sub-boiling water for about two and a half minutes. The liquid was a pale golden yellow. The flavor of this tea is, in a word, remarkable. It is rich and complex, with a seemingly unending variety of flavor elements. Each sip revealed a new aspect to this tea's amazing flavor. Some of the flavors I detected included peach, orchid, mint, spice, earth, and toast. It's probably hard to imagine that these disparate flavors would come together to produce anything remotely close to drinkable, but trust me that this is downright delicious. The tea has an ever-so-sweet aftertaste that lingered in my mouth. I enjoyed this tea on its own, but I also found it the perfect tea to drink with a light lunch. Because of its rarity, this tea does sell for a relatively high price (100 grams will set you back $34). However, if you are looking to treat yourself to something well worth the splurge, then look no further. You can't go wrong with this complex and satisfying tea. Yum.

— To purchase Canton Tea Co. Magnolia Blossom Oolong, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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2 Responses to “Review: Canton Tea Co. Magnolia Blossom Oolong”

  1. Pamela Dean Says:

    I have a question for you. What type of water did you use, and which teaware? Also, it would be better, imo, if the reviews were dated, because it would help to identify the batch of tea from which the sample was taken. Perhaps say the date the sample was received. This is all cogent to a decision whether to buy a tea. Thank you very much for your well-written reviews. I enjoy them a lot!

  2. Vanessa Says:

    Hi Pamela,
    Thanks for the comments. I generally use filtered water because I have smelly well water in my home. I don’t remember for sure, but chances are that I used my Adagio Ingenuitea brewer or just a mesh filter to prepare this tea. As far as providing date information, the reviews all include the publication date, and that is generally within 1 month or less of when we received the sample. When the vendor provides it, we do try to include information on harvest date as well. Thanks again!

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