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Ben Shan Oolong

 
Last Updated: Jul. 9, 2012 

About Ben Shan Oolong

Ben Shan(本山) or benshan, sometimes translated as source mountain or original mountain, is a varietal of se chung oolong, one of the class of oolongs other than Tie Guan Yin produced in Anxi County of China's Fujian province. Ben shan tends to be produced as greener oolongs, with a low oxidation and light roast.

Of all the se chung oolongs, Ben Shan is usually considered to be the one that most closely resembles Tie Guan Yin; it is often difficult for tea drinkers to tell apart the two varietals.

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80 / 100

I received this oolong in a set of samples from Life in Teacup, but could not find it for sale on their website.

This one immediately got my attention from even smelling the dry leaf--so aromatic. I have rarely encountered such intense floral aromas outside of the most expensive Dong Ding or Tie Guan Yin oolongs.
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63 / 100
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I made two infusions of this tea. I found, using longer brewings, it's only really good for two and then most of the flavor is gone. I used 3 min. and 6 min.

For the first infusion, the aroma is floral and orchid-like, like many of the greener Anxi oolongs, but there's a depth and warmth to it that I've found is a...

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Ben Shan Oolong

Brand:Life in Teacup
Style:Ben Shan Oolong
Region:Anxi, Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Brand:Life in Teacup
Style:Ben Shan Oolong
Region:Anxi, Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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