Bonfire 2014 – Charcoal Roasted Oolong

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Bonfire 2014 – Charcoal Roasted Oolong

Type: Charcoal roasted Oolong
Season: May, 2014
Origin: Anxi, Fujian province, China
Type: Hand rolled, loose leaf

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Description

Bonfire – Charcoal Roasted Oolong

Bonfire is a charcoal roasted Oolong tea from Fujian province.
This type of Oolong tea is processed like a tieguanyin, and then charcoal roasted to give it a smoother, smoky flavour and texture. This particular tea has some age to it which makes the smoky notes mellow and well balanced – this is a must for anyone who enjoy Oolong tea’s.

Give me a try after a heavy meal. I will light a candle in your mouth…

Nose:

Roast, smoke, peat, cooked rice, fruit tobacco and winegums.

Mouth:

Balanced mouth feel. Roasted nuts, chinese style bbq fish, birch sap and orange sweetness.

Effect:

This tea has a relatively low caffeine content compared to other tea’s and will make you feel relaxed, give enhanced mood as well as being a good digestive aid. The low caffeine content in combination with a high amount of L-theanine has a calming, relaxing and heightening effect on the brain.

Gong Fu Brewing:

Use approx. 5 g leaf pr. 150ml water. Rinse once, steep times should be around 20 seconds for the first  steeping and add a few seconds for each subsequent steeping. Temperature should be around 90 degrees celsius. This tea is versatile with regards to teaware, it taste great in Porcelain, Yixing and Ceramics. Porcelain will focus on the floral sweet top notes, whilst Yixing pots and ceramics will give it a super smooth and thick liquor.

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