Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tea Review: Darjeeling Oolong (Phoenix Tea)

Darjeeling Oolong
Phoenix Tea
Type:  Oolong
Origin:  India, Darjeeling, Glenburn Estate
Product Description:  A richer, amber-colored oolong from Darjeeling. Produced in autumn at Glenburn Estate.

Temperature: 195° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have a sweet aroma of muscatel/muscat grapes and oats.

The orange amber infusion has an aroma and taste of muscatel and honey with floral notes and a velvety finish.

While the first infusion had a hint of citrus, additional infusions took on pronounced floral notes.  This was a happy marriage of the aroma and flavor I would expect in both Darjeeling and Oriental Beauty with rich characteristics that remained throughout several steepings.

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