Brandy Oolong

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Brand:Octavia Tea
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Fujian, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Brandy Oolong

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 13, 2018

Commercial Description

...When brewed, its rich, caramel color is similar in appearance to a fine, aged brandy. Tremendously complex flavors of roasted brown-sugar, molasses, nutmeg, raisins and figs evolve into a lingering, caramelized-honey persistence in this sophisticated cup.

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Reviewer pic97 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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Wow. This tea is pretty exceptional...buttery smooth, but incredibly rich. The dominant notes are of dried fruit, like fig, date, or raisin. It does have a brandy-like quality. It lives up to the claim of "tremendously complex flavors" although I think it's the aroma that is most complex.

Flavor is bold, slightly sweet, and not very bitter, with only a faint tangy quality. Very easy drinking; although I can see this tea pleasing connoisseurs, I can also see it being very accessible to people who normally like tea sweetened, because it's so naturally smooth.

Using Octavia's recommendations, this tea comes out strong--I recommend using the whole amount of leaf recommended, and a brief steeping of 1 minute, then upping it slightly. Lasts easily through three infusions this way, and we brewed a fourth, which was a little weaker but still good. Alternatively you could use less leaf and a longer first steep.

Very good and one-of-a-kind. I've tried a lot of Fujian oolongs, and this is completely different from any of the others I've tried, it really stands out.
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