Friday, May 6, 2011

Adagio Teas Huang Jin Bolero

Huang Jin Bolero from Adagio Teas
Photo: Adagio Teas
This oolong tea hails from Anxi County in Fujian, China. The dry leaves were dark green and tightly rolled. They were somewhat smaller in size than most oolongs that I have tried before. I prepared this tea in a porcelain gaiwan using 180 degree water and three consecutive 40 second steepings. The liquor was pale, brassy gold in color.

This tea was sweet and light with a vaguely creamy mouth feel. It had a perfect balance between the floral flavors and an earthy nuttiness. I love an oolong that lingers in your palette and this one certainly fits the bill. I only did three infusions but this tea had enough flavor to keep going for more. I would definitely recommend this tea.