|"This Tie Guan Yin is oh so good, I'm finding I care for a darker roast with this tea. It has a medium body and since I don't drink coffee, I'm feeling pretty close to it with the wonderful caramel taste. "|
For this cup I decided to use the gong fu method of brewing. I started by getting water up to 190 F and washing the leaves. My first brew was quick and easy. I steeped for 30 seconds. The leaves were still tightly rolled and the taste was a very sweet, nutty flavor, very smooth. The scent of the leaves brewed is similar to roasted coffee beans. The aftertaste is very sweet.
I enjoyed this tea on several occasions. The second brew was steeped for 1 minute. This cup was the sweetest, not as toasty, it was tart, fruity, and nutty. Mountain Tea suggests there to be a long lasting finish of apricot and nectarine. I'm not quite sure I tasted either of those, but there is definitely a sweetness to this oolong.
This Tie Guan Yin is oh so good, I'm finding I care for a darker roast with this tea. It has a medium body and since I don't drink coffee, I'm feeling pretty close to it with the wonderful caramel taste.
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