Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Tea Review: Tieguanyin with Bitter Melon (Phoenix Tea)

Tieguanyin in Bitter Melon
Phoenix Tea
Type: Oolong
Origin: China
Product Description:  Not provided.

Temperature: 195° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes

The dry leaves have a sweet and spicy aroma with notes of aged wood.

The orange amber infusion has a spicy and smoky aroma with notes that reminded me of baked yams and a hint of maple.  The taste is sweet and lightly tangy with notes of nut shells, melon, and a hint of smoke with a long finish.

While the best flavor is in the first steeping, a second infusion is worth exploring as it produced a darker liquor with smoky notes moving to the front.

This tea was a gift from a third party.

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