Saturday, December 23, 2023

Tea Review: Needle Oolong (Yunomi/Obubu)

Needle Oolong
Type: Oolong
Origin: Japan, Kyoto Prefecture, Wazuka
Product Description:
Medium-bodied with a rounded texture, Obubu's Oolong Needle has a fragrant aroma with a complex, rich taste, slight bitterness, and a deeper flavour. It was left unroasted, allowing you to taste fresh acidity in every cup.

The production of Oolong Needle tea, involves light steaming, rolling, and drying. Unlike traditional Oolong tea though, it is rolled into a needle-shape in the same manner as Japanese Sencha.
Temperature: 176° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 1 minute

The dry leaves have an aroma of hay and nuts.

The aroma of the golden liquor is buttery with floral, fruit, and nutty notes.  The taste is mildly astringent with notes of green vine, nuts, and a floral hint with a long lightly fruity finish.

The packaging recommended using 194° F water and brewing for 4 minutes and I found even 2 minutes at that temperature too astringent for my own preferences, though I did enjoy the fruity notes in the long finish.  Rather, I found that steeping for only 1 minute with 176° F water was rather pleasant with only mild astringency throughout three infusions.

This tea was a gift from a third party.

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