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Green Style Dong Ding (oolong) by Fong Mong Tea

Steeping specs: 3 grams per half cup at 175° for five minutes While steeping this tea, I didn’t observe much color change. The leaves unfurled quite a bit, having started out as small pills or pearls, but the tea liquid didn’t seem to change color all that much. However, after I removed the tea leaves, I could see that there was a gentle peach color to the liquid. It’s very light and transparent, not dark or strong-looking at all. What is remarkable, though, is the lovely roasted smell (disproportionately strong given how light the color is) and the high-quality leaves; after the Read More

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Alishan JinXuan Oolong Tea from Fong Mong Tea. . . . .

Descriptions for tea plantations are like works of art, describing misty cloud-covered mountains where finicky plants flourish. The words evoke vintage Chinese brush paintings where ascending mountains disappear into mist shrouds. This tea has a delicate flavor, a little bit vegetal, a little bit flowery, a little bit creamy. Soft and gentle. If you want a kick-you-in-the-face morning brew, this isn’t it. But if you want a gentle sunny-day accompaniment (now THERE’s a hard word to spell) this could be your new go-to. Why might that be? Let’s read: “Jin-Xuan is a special variety of Camellia Sinesis (tea plant) developed Read More

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Fruity (Sijichun) Oolong Tea from Fong Mong Tea

Fruity (Sijichun) Oolong Tea from Fong Mong Tea is a really interesting oolong to pull a part flavor-wise.  Sure their are fruity notes but at the beginning I could pick up very gentle and subtle charcoal hints as well.  It’s crisp, clean, mouth-watering, thirst-quenching, sweet, even a bit floral, and delightful! Fong Mong Tea has always been one of my top companies for various oolongs and this one didn’t disappoint.  It’s incredible and I highly recommend it.  This is nice hot or cold.  Fruity (Sijichun) Oolong Tea from Fong Mong Tea holds up to multiple infusions well, too!  Try it, Read More

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Top Grade Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea from Fong Mong Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Tea Where to Buy: Fong Mong Tea Tea Description: Taiwan characteristic Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea, a long narrow strip like of various colors, is also called Bai Hao Oolong Tea. Bright white-tipped leaves, a symbol of high level Oriental Beauty Tea, can only be cultivated irreplaceable strong fragrance in organic ecological tea plantation. This tea, with very limited quantity, can only be produced by a senior experienced tea master at one harvest each year. Being exceptionally beautiful in appearance and having the most exquisite taste from any other Oolong teas, the tea starts with a Read More