Adagio Teas Huang Jin Bolero
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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.