Origin: Taiwan, Lugu
Product Description: Not provided.
Temperature: 185° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes
The dry leaves have an aroma of roasted almonds, mixed grains, and a hint of cocoa and pepper.
The infusion is pale green-yellow with a nutty, savory, sweet green aroma. The taste is smooth and toasty with a nutty flavor similar to macadamia nuts and a long velvety finish.
This oolong was from the inaugural harvest of Mr. Lin's organic tea farm in Lugu, Taiwan. It was provided as one of the perks for supporting Eco-Cha's Promote Sustainability - Get Great Tea fundraiser. Throughout three steepings at 185° F, the tea provided a wonderful savory, nutty and almost buttery taste with a bit more complexity coming out after each infusion. Since the leaves hadn't fully opened after the third infusion, I continued to taste the tea, steeping at 202° F for only one minute. The results were slightly more floral and sweet and also quite delicious. I stopped at five infusions and all signs suggest that it would be good for more.