Superfine Taiwan Qing Xiang Dong Ding Oolong Tea

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3 ratings
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Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Superfine Taiwan Qing Xiang Dong Ding Oolong Tea

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 17, 2018

Commercial Description

...So this is also a High Mountain tea, which is known as its obvious floral fragrance. This Dong Ding Qing Xiang Oolong Tea is made of the tea leaves from Qing Xin Oolong tea tree. This tea has thick and soft leaf, refreshing tea liquid, with strong osmanthus scent. Meanwhile it has strong sweet aftertaste, which makes High Mountain tea more excellent than low altitude tea.

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Reviewer pic82 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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I wasn't as impressed with this as I was with the roasted version. It's pretty good, but nothing really stood out to me, and it lacks the complexity of the roasted version. Without the roast it's just another floral oolong to me. However, roasted Taiwanese oolongs are among my favorite teas, so maybe someone who loves unroasted green oolongs as much as I love roasted oolongs will find more to appreciate in this tea.
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Reviewer pic83 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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This tea was great! I got three brews out of it, all well flavored. The third was quite possibly the best. The second brew was a little too light for me,which could have been because I steeped it for a shorter time with cooler water. I loved the vegetable tones and how smooth it was!
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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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A very green (modern green style) oolong of very good quality! TeaVivre informes me that "Qing Xiang" means the tea is unroasted; I've seen this term refer to the floral fragrance of a green oolong--and this tea definitely delivers on such a claim. Yet another top-quality tea from TeaVivre!

The dry leaf is very green with slight golden highlights and has very large, more loosely-rolled leaves that tend to look very round.

Upon brewing, produces a cup with a buttery texture and an orchid-like aroma, with hints of honey and straw. The aroma and flavor is also somewhat soapy though, and the body is thin. Aroma is more floral and honey-like than anything else, and I like this. One thing I loved about this tea is that it retained its intense floral character even through later steepings--rather than shifting over to a more herbaceous aroma the way a lot of lower-grade oolongs do.

I found, like TeaVivre's Superfine Ali Shan oolong, this one was better when brewed more strongly, but unlike that tea, I found it much easier to brew to a satisfactory strength. Following the directions, Western-style brewing, it was slightly too watery for my tastes. I had better results when using either more leaf, or longer infusions, but both of these produced outstanding results. With a teaspoon of leaf, I steeped the first cup over 3 minutes, and the second around 6, and the third for 10+. The leaves seem to have a lot of flavor in them but it seems to take a long time to extract it. I actually preferred using a heaping teaspoon of leaf and briefer steepings...at which point I got 3 very potent cups and was able to brew a fourth, although it was slightly weaker.

I initially preferred the moderately roasted variety, as it seemed to be much fuller-bodied and more flavorful, but I found this one grew on me. I liked this better than the Ali Shan, but whether I'd prefer this or the moderate-roast one would be a toss-up: both are excellent.

I also found that this tea tasted better when it had cooled to room temperature; when it was hot, the soapy quality was more evident, and it seemed more thin-bodied.

I found I felt very good after drinking this tea too.

This is a very pricey tea, but I think it has the quality to back up the price. The leaf also stretches pretty far--although I liked it best when using more leaf, it keep delivering cup after cup.
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