Ben Shan Oolong

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Brand:Life in Teacup
Style:Ben Shan Oolong
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Anxi, Fujian, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Ben Shan Oolong

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 26, 2012

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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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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 absent from many of the other Se Chungs. This does resemble a greener Tie Guan Yin fairly closely. Interesting, in addition to the rich floral aroma, there is also a hint of roast in the finish.

Second, six-minute infusion was surprisingly dark and full-bodied, but less floral. Deeper aroma, with a hint of soapy and vegetal qualities. I enjoyed the aroma of this cup less, but the overall qualities more.

Inexpensive, but I'd rather either spend more and buy Tie Guan Yin, or buy other Se Chung oolongs.
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