Iron Buddha .Zhong Guo ChaSeptember 18, 2006 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Green oolong, Oolong Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment
$6.75 /50g (website pricing is weird) = $6.75 /1.76oz = $3.84/oz (61.36/lb) fair price.
^ well, it looks like the Finest Jade oolong from Chado.
smell: yup similar, but mild-er.
3min @ 194F –> liquor is clear yellow-ish. taste: flavor is about 1/2 as intense as Chado’s jade formosa. plus: there is a strange taste …like some kind of dust (there is no dust in the leaves, its the flavor im talking about). (yes i have tasted dust, and all kinds of dirt).
it leaves a somewhat dry tasteless astringency… so lets say flavor ~ 3.5/7, but i’m not thrilled about it.
as you can see the second pic, the wet leaves are pretty shred up, it was very hard to find an intact leaf. (i dont know what that means, or if it changes quality or whatever, its just an observation). there were quite a bit of stems in there.
did 1 rebrewing of wet leaves with room temp water, the flowery taste still there but faded, the dry astringency is stronger.