Hey there Teacups! It’s time again for another Let’s Talk Tea post, this time around it features Xing Ren Xiang a Dancong Oolong from Wudong Tea. Before I get into this review if you have read my pervious posts features Wudong Tea and you want to check them out before you read this, you can find them here. So far I’ve loved all of the teas I’ve tried from Wudong so I went into trying this with high expectations. Having done a little bit of research on Xing Ren Xiang and finding out that it was famous for an almond aroma & fragrance I couldn’t have been more excited to try it.
Harvest Time: 2017 Spring, Tea Master: Song Lin. Picking Standard: Two or three half-matured tea leaves. | As always the leaves from Wudong were of an exceptional quality, When the times comes to try a new Wudong Tea I always look forward to opening the packet and smelling it’s leaves for the first time. Their leaves always have such beautiful aroma that pack a punch in terms of strength and unlike quite a lot of teas I’ve tried it actually taste just as amazing as it smells. Because I was expecting that almond aroma I definitely searched for it as soon as soon as I opened this packet and I wasn’t disappointment at all while it wasn’t incredibly strong it was there and that was all that mattered.
My first rinse was thin-bodied, but already exuded a nice mouthfeel. It’s very full in the mouth and feels mostly smooth in the throat. For me that carried through into around the 7th steep which is why I didn’t take it any rather than 8 steep. Flavour wise it really did deliver through out most of my steeps I found that these were it’s most common notes & tones: almond, butter, floral, sweet, & orange. In my last steep there was a slight sourness (hence the reason I stopped at 8 steeps), but overall it was just an all around enjoyable brew. I am really impressed by the offerings from this company and I can’t wait to try more of their teas.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
You can find out more about Wudong Tea and purchase this delicious Dancong Oolong yourself here. As always if you have any questions either stick them in the comments or send them too me on twitter (@teaisawishblog) and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.
Speak to you all on Monday. Happy Steeping – Kimberley