Pinglin Mi Xiang "Honey Scent" Black Oolong Tea
Qing Xin/Pinglin, Taiwan, Summer 2018
Oxidation Level: High
If you like black teas, but are tired of their strong, harsh, and monotonous flavors, this tea is perfect for you. Its smooth mouthfeel and flavors will gently guide you into the world of black oolong tea. The leaves look like those of rolled oolong, but they are processed in a way similar to that of black tea. This well-engineered tea has some roasted flavors (similar to those from roasted oolong), unlike most black teas. Also, you will taste rich Mi Xiang (honey scent) because the leaves are bitten by an insect called Jacobiasca formosana. This quality tea will show you why many people are looking for Mi Xiang black tea these days.
Recommended Gong Fu Brewing Instructions
- 5g leaves
- 120ml water at 176-194°F (80-90°C)
- 30+ sec
- can be steeped up to 5-6 times
Store in a shady and less humid place.