Tao of Tea Frozen Summit Oolong Tea Review

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Today I am reviewing Tao of Tea Frozen Summit oolong tea.

This is supposedly a traditional Taiwanese Tung Ting oolong tea.

Although the tea varietals in this region of Taiwan were originally transplanted from Fujian, China, they have been growing there for quite some time and have developed a unique flavor profile.

Tea Specifications

Brand: Tao of Tea
Tea: Frozen Summit (Tung Ting)
Harvest: Spring, 2020
Location: Lugu, Nantou, Taiwan

Review

I decided to brew 4 grams of this tea in a small glass pitcher using distilled water.

The tea was then filtered through a stainless steel mesh filter.

Rinsed the tea in hot water for 5 seconds and then discarded the rinse.

First Steep

Steeped for 30 seconds.

A bit light tasting for a Tung Ting tea, but it does have nice flavors.

Notes of green vegetation, fresh bamboo, banana custard, and sugarcane.

Just a little astringency, but not much.

Second Steep

Steeped for 45 seconds.

A noticeable orchid note has developed.

Third Steep

Steeped for 50 seconds.

The orchid note has transitioned into somewhat of a light violet note, but it’s not a heavy violet note like in some darker oolongs, such as Huang Ruigang’s Mi Lan Xiang Dancong oolong tea.

The mineral notes have have become more pronounced as well.

Conclusion

Probably a mid-grade Tung Ting tea.

Great flavors, but they don’t quite ‘pop out’ like they do in higher-grade harvests.

Overall though, it’s a good tea.

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