Shanlinxi Long Feng Xia Oolong Tea from T-Oolong Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  T-Oolong Tea

Tea Description:

Our Long Feng Xia Oolong tea is handpicked and handcrafted. The tea is produced from Qingxin Oolong varietal grown in Long Feng Xia district located in the mountain areas of Shanlinxi, frequently covered with fog or clouds. The ideal tea growing environment of the high mountain plantations makes the tea high quality. The brewed Long Feng Xia Oolong has a strong floral and sweet aroma and taste, a long-lasting flavor and a strong sweet aftertaste. It is very smooth and delectable.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is the first tea that I’ve tried from this company, and it’s absolutely delightful!

I steeped this in my gaiwan, starting with a quick 10 second rinse, and then infusing for 1 minute for the first infusion, and adding 15 seconds to each subsequent infusion.  I combined the first two infusions for my first cup, then the third and fourth infusion combined made up my second cup, and finally, the combination of infusions five and six made my third and final cup.

With my first cup:  the flavor is intense!  A lovely sweetness that reminds me of honeysuckle.  The floral notes start off very strong and begin to mellow toward the end of the sip.  There is a mild fruit-tone to this tea as well, starting off with a peach-like flavor that tapers into a citrus-y tone which complements the light, tangy astringency at the tail.  The mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth, and the aftertaste is sweet.

My second cup delivered a stronger floral taste, tasting almost like orchid and honeysuckle.  The fruit notes that I noticed in my first cup seem to be overwhelmed by the floral notes.  The mouthfeel seems a little less creamy, but it is still thick and silky.

My third cup was milder than the second with softer floral notes; and more of a unified flavor than the first with the floral notes and re-emerging fruit tones becoming more of a seamless flavor.  The astringency is lighter, as is the mouthfeel.

I am so pleased with this tea, and it has piqued my interest in this company.  I can’t wait to try some of their other offerings … and be sure to stay tuned for more reviews!

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Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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