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    Tribute Tea Company Wen Mountain Baozhong Oolong

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: deep green, twisted Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 190 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: pale gold This tea had a fairly light oxidation level, even for a Bao Zhong. Some might even confuse it for a green tea. The taste was incredibly floral and sweet with a lingering aftertaste. A touch of fruitiness came through in the background but the orchid aspect definitely dominated. The mouth feel was buttery smooth and there was no astringency to speak of. This tea stayed strong through four or five consecutive infusions. They probably could have gone on for a few more rounds beyond that. Pouchongs can…

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    Tribute Tea Company Frozen Summit Oolong

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: deep green, tightly rolled Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 190 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: deep gold I adore a good Dong Ding, particular when they are on the roasty side. This one isn’t heavily oxidized but it still really hit the spot. Rolled oolongs like this tend to do well with a quick rinse. I also think they open up better in a gaiwan than they would in an infuser basket. The taste was wonderfully complex with notes of stone fruit and a hit of nuttiness with a lingering floral aroma. I did eight or ten consecutive infusions and each one…

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    Tribute Tea Company Cassia Bark Oolong

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: small, dark and twisted Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 200 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: very dark amber Cassisa bark oolong, also known as Rou Gui has become one of my favorite types of tea lately. Wu Yi oolongs have become more and more expensive every year so I really appreciate that +Tribute Tea Company‘s is priced so well. The taste of this one was smokey and earthy with a ton of natural sweetness. I was almost reminded of the delicious burnt sugar used to top crème brûlée. The spicy undertone was subtle in the flavor profile but very present in the aroma.…