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A Tea Session: 23/04/2016

This is officially our first published tea session. I am going to make it simple, only because I am not sure if this is the right depth of writingAlishan Oolong tea. Plus I am using my second language, I am not be able to express myself 100% accurately. But I will try my best.

Tea: Alishan Oolong Tea (2015) from a tea friend called Rich

Drinkers: Xingyi Liu 5g

Water: filtered tap water around 95 °C

Quantity of infusions: about 8

Firstly, I warmed up the cup and woke up the tea. The smoky smell was very obvious. I guessed it was roasted afterwards. The soup from waking up the tea was apparently very orange with a little bit of fruity smell. I threw this one away, started making the second infusion. The colour was darker than the first one, close to light amber. The soup was quite smooth with very subtle sweetness in the mouth. I started feeling warmed up from the third infusion. Drinking alone isn’t an easy thing even though I used the small Gaiwan, rather than bigger ones.  The fragrance was lovely with the very passionate colour. However the brewed leaves were not very even.

I have to say, if this wasn’t from Taiwan, I would have enjoyed more. But I know how Oolong tea from Ali Shan tastes like. The smokiness kinda spoiled the freshness of tea. I looked forward more to the fresh flavour with very charming fragrance. Well, at least, it wouldn’t hurt my stomach.

 

 

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