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Nonpareil Taiwan DaYuLing High Mountain Cha Wang Oolong Tea from Teavivre

October29

DaYuLing

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Teavivre

Tea Description:

The Nonpareil Taiwan DaYuLing High Mountain Cha Wang Oolong Tea is grown in the area at the altitude of 2500 meters, in which the climate is cold and forests grow well. This cold and moisture condition is suitable for tea trees’ growth. In addition, the soil here is fertile, meanwhile performs well in drainage. Thus the tea leaves carry a natural scent of flower and fruit.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

The fragrance of this Nonpareil Taiwan DaYuLing High Mountain Cha Wang Oolong Tea from Teavivre is extraordinary.  It has such a beautifully sweet, floral scent with hints of fruit and a slight vegetal note.

My first cup of this tea – infusions 1 & 2 following a quick rinse of the leaves – is light, sweet and creamy.  There are faint vegetative notes with more prominent floral tones.  There are subtle notes of fruit in the layers of flavor here too … reminiscent of apricot.

The second cup – infusions 3 & 4 – is not quite as delicately flavored as the first, and it’s a little less on the creamy side and a little more on the floral side.  The floral notes seem to be melding with the vegetal tones to create a seamless flavor.  The fruit notes seem to be emerging a little more too.  This cup is a little more flavorful overall.

I noticed that my third cup – infusions 5 & 6 – was much more unified in flavor.  It was still a little creamy and the floral notes are less sharp and distinct.  I find that the fruit tone tastes a bit more like an apple now:  crisp, sweet, with vague hints of sour.  I don’t taste very much of a vegetative taste now, this is more fruit and flower than any other flavor.  The texture is very smooth and there is very little astringency to this cup.

Teavivre offers some of the very finest Oolong teas that I’ve ever tried and this DaYuLing is but one example of what I’m talking about.  They also provide excellent customer service, and exhibit exceptional care for their product.  I cannot recommend them highly enough … you just can’t go wrong with them.

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