Mim Special Summer Oolong Tea

description

Hailing from an estate renowned for producing some of the best oolongs from Darjeeling, this was a summer offering we greatly looked forward to. It's so full of lovely floral notes which makes one mistake it for a spring tea, but the there is a warm sweetness to the cup which feels immensely comforting and unmistakably summery.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Soft notes of oak wood and white flowers apart from a fresh, green undertone.

appearance

Light gold

taste

The liquor starts out on a clean note but reveals big, floral flavors in the middle. Here, notes of sweet white flowers become prominent with some nutty nuances discernible towards the sides. The finish is fruity and resembles white tree fruit.

COMPLEMENTS

Best enjoyed on its own or with a side of cucumber sandwich and bagel.

dry leaf

aroma

Hay with hints of garden flowers

appearance

Mix of loosely rolled, pale green and brownish-black leaves and powder green buds

infusion

aroma

Sweet, marked by notes of white flowers and wood

appearance

Olive green with brown hues

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

80-85 oF

3.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

PICKING DATE
Jun 17, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Evening
CAFFEINE
Low
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SKU SFMMO | GRADE FOP | INVOICE PT-64
CERTIFICATIONS


11 Reviews

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Likes

  • Freshness 9
  • Great Aroma 7
  • Smooth Body 5
  • High Quality 5
  • Unique Flavor Profile 5

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 2
  • Strong 1
  • Weak 1
  • No Flavor 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 5
  • Dessert Tea 2
  • Evening 2
  • Afternoon 2
  • Morning 0

Nov. 16, 2016

Lovely floral oolong

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Lovely oolong with a round, slightly sweet floral flavour.

P

Sept. 24, 2016

Really nice!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Evening, Dessert Tea.

Delicate, complex, slightly sweet infusion, with floral notes and fruity aftertaste. Very enjoyable!

Andrea

July 21, 2016

This estate provides excellent teas

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Anytime.

This special tea has a lovely citrusy smell upon brewing. A light airy tea it is excellent all day long!!

Alexandra Kimmel

May 5, 2016

Simple everyday Oolong

Likes : Freshness, High Quality.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

This tea is nice, well balanced and pleasant. But to my opinion it is a little too simple. You can drink it with desserts or with burger but it is too simple to drink on its own. I would say that it is not a "tea ceremony" kind of tea.

Nancy

Feb. 6, 2016

Low caffeine. Tastes wonderful.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

This is a wonderful tea with a low caffeine level. I don't need to add anything to it which I like. Just steep and enjoy.

Ian

Nov. 15, 2015

Stunning Oolong with a great Floral Profile

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

This beauty is an all-day every day drinking tea. The aroma profile is great: it smells like blossoms, and has a slightly honeyed character to it. When drinking, it is a light-bodied tea, and even when one makes the mistake of over-steeping, remains an absolutely gorgeous tea, with nearly no astringency. I would drink this any time. Brilliant.

Tina

Nov. 11, 2015

Nice tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

I got this tea as free sample. The taste is very nice, light and refreshing. It has better taste if you drink warm then cold. I forgot to drink it and when it was cold it was not as good as warm.

Laura

Nov. 7, 2015

Great all day tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

Overall, a great tea. Just don't let it get cold. There's little need to add anything to it, as there is enough flavor.

sadowski_joseph

Oct. 31, 2015

Yummy

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Yummy excellent delicate aroma and subtle flavour which I found to be reinvigorating.

Stuart

Oct. 30, 2015

Nice balance

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Very nice balance of earthy and floral, love the color

Laurie

Aug. 22, 2015

Darker and Roastier

Best Served : Evening.

The dried leaves smell green, but this Mim Special Summer Darjeeling Oolong is definitely more roasty than the Spring offering, which I also recently tried. I personally prefer the superlative and subtle qualities of the Spring, although I should say that the second infusion of the spent Summer leaves was much better than the first. I definitely recommend the oolong sample pack, since different people will enjoy different selections based on their preferences.

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