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Formosa Mingjian Green Tea from auraTeas

April22

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  auraTeas

Product Description:

Origin: Mingjian, Nantou,Taiwan 名間.南投.台灣
Style: None oxidized, light roasted, medium bodied, light floral aroma
Loose leaf style: Half ball
Loose leaf color: Dark green
Wet leaf style: Dark green
tea color: Golden green

This half ball shaped Formosa Mingjian Green Tea looks like Dongding Oolong, while maintains its none-fermented characteristics. It is lightly roasted (fired) to produce the distinct floral aroma. The tea is golden green in color, smooth and slightly sweet in taste. This is a great try as roasted Green Tea.

Taster’s Review:

When I first saw the dry leaf of this tea, I thought it was an Oolong.  It definitely looks like a greener Oolong with its tightly wound leaves.

The flavor is very much like a fine quality green tea, though.  Lightly vegetative and beautifully mellow, with hints of flower and fruit weaving in and out of the sip.  The light roasting of this tea adds definition to these qualities. I love the delicate sweetness to this cup.  It is a soft, light-bodied tea that is very refreshing.

Toward the end of the sip, I notice a slightly tangy, citrus-y characteristic that finishes sweet.  There is very little astringency to this tea, and no bitterness (but don’t steep it at too high a temperature).  It makes a great afternoon pick-me-up.  A beautiful tea, indeed!

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