Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tea Review: Oolong (Minto Island Tea Company)

Minto Island Tea Company
Type:  Oolong
Origin:  USA, Oregon, Salem
Product Description:  2016 Spring harvest. Chinese style oolong tea that is wok fried and lightly oxidized. Nutty and sweet. 

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

The dry leaves have a floral aroma with notes of fragrant wood.

The golden infusion has a rich, buttery, nutty aroma with notes of asparagus and a hint of flowers.  The taste is mild and nutty with light notes of rice and other grains, no astringency, and a clean finish.

The second infusion produced the most flavor, developing light notes of wood, rice and oats, and a lightly floral finish.  It would be well worth steeping longer or using more tea leaves to bring out more body.

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