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.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.