Company Description: This Indonesian Oolong is oxidized very tenderly providing the tea with a very fruity flavour. If you are new to Oolong tea the Sumatra Highland Chin Chin is great for beginners and is perfect any time of day.
Liquour: Golden honey yellow
Infusion 1: Strong smell of shrimp crackers (krupuk) in the tea.White peach, apple, sweet and full bodied taste. Leaves smell sweet and flowery.
Infusion 2: Leaves smell like sweet baked bread. Warm honey on bread smelling infusion. Apple juice and cinnamon,milk, warm and full bodied taste lingers.
Infusion 3:Fadeing smell of krupuk and more frsh bread small. Honey and apple tase.Leves smell like warm honey.
Notes: Been debateing doing full tasteings for a while, this will be the first of many. The many things that remind me of my own conections to Indonesia come through in the tea. Nasi goreng rice, the spices, stories etc. This is the first tea I have tried from Sumatra and I wish to try more after this. I used a gaiwan as oposed to the Teamaster at work, the full flavor is killed when it is brewed in those plastic devices. This Oolong has earned a place in my tea cubord and will be getting a Yixing dedicated to it quite soon. I just need to decide where to get one. Work or pay a visit to Tao Tea Leaf. We will see what happens. I will be trying different teas often from not only work but other tea houses in the area and Davids Tea which is much like Teaopia in style. Look forward to it. I know I am.