Thursday, September 24, 2015

Dachi Tea Co. Scarlet Honey Oolong

Country of Origin: Taiwan
Leaf Appearance: dark, tightly rolled
Ingredients: oolong tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 200 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: amber

My first introduction to +Dachi Tea Co. was the awesome article that they contributed to the last issue of my quarterly journal. Part of their mission statement caught my eye while poking around their website: "Dachi Tea Co. is a new lifestyle brand that uses tea culture as an entry point to explore what it means to live a life that's as human as possible.". Tea really does make us more human, doesn't it? Out of the batch of samples that I received from them this one really stood out. Bug bitten and deeply oxidized are two of my favorite things when it comes to oolong tea. It started out woody with mellow hints of peach but opened up dramatically after a few brews. There came a point when I commented to my boyfriend that this tea tasted exactly like cherry pie. Seriously! Later infusions were full of lingering spice. I quite honestly lost track of how many times I brewed this tea but I definitely got some great mileage out of a single 5g batch. There was a lot of information provided on the package and even more on their website. That kind of transparency is something that I always look for when purchasing tea.

Scarlet Honey Oolong sample provided by Dachi Tea Co.

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