Tribute Aroma Phoenix Oolong

Tribute Aroma Phoenix Oolong

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$32.00
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$32.00

Crisp and bright Phoenix oolong. Delicious in a bowl, gongfucha, or cold brewed.

The aroma of this tea is close to the Orchid Phoenix, bright, crisp, and floral. It is the luminous memory of the sun reflected in a puddle. The disappearing finish, the memory of tea that is gone as soon as it arises—like the phoenix rising in the east and setting in the west, like autumn, a season that is all memories and shifting soft diagonal light. 

I chose this tea because the flavors capture perfectly the quality of light in autumn. It makes me want to spend my autumn with dusks and cool breezes. Yet, true to the season, it does not last for so many steeps. I recommend only three steeps, or to enjoy it in a bowl. 

To make this tea with skill, or gongfu, use short steeps, about 30 seconds. Alternately, drop a pinch of tea into your bowl and enjoy with no worry of oversteeping. In gongfu cha you’ll get more of the citrus and spice, in a bowl it’s very smooth and highlights the vanilla.

Aroma: grapefruit, vanilla, cardamom

Flavors: new leather, cola, grape, River stone 

Character: varies with brewing method! From steely and sharp (over brew) to medium bodied (short hot steep) to creamy (bowl). Lots of variations in flavors and textures depending on how you brew.