Mim Special Summer Oolong Tea

description

Although oolongs are now being made in Darjeeling, they are not so common. This offering from the Mim estate, is made from the famed AV2 clones, which automatically imparts a high quality to the tea. It’s a light and flavorful summer oolong, well suited as an all-day choice.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Marked by notes of rose and hint vegetal and wood

appearance

Light gold

taste

The liquor starts with soothing soft floral notes. Floral notes of rose become prominent in the middle with vegetal undernotes at the edges, finishing with hints of raw guava.

COMPLEMENTS

Best enjoyed on its own or with cucumber sandwich and light salted snacks

dry leaf

aroma

Toasted nuts, hints of hay and apricot

appearance

Loosely rolled, brownish blackish leaves with few silver buds

infusion

aroma

Notes of orange blossom and hints of fresh rose

appearance

Open coppery long leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

176-185 oF

3.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

PICKING DATE
Jun 10, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
Low
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU SFMMO | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE PT-74
CERTIFICATIONS


12 Reviews

Likes

  • Freshness 9
  • Great Aroma 8
  • High Quality 6
  • Unique Flavor Profile 6
  • Smooth Body 5

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 3
  • Strong 1
  • Weak 1
  • No Flavor 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 6
  • Dessert Tea 2
  • Evening 2
  • Afternoon 2
  • Morning 0

Jan. 18, 2017

Nice Oolong

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

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

Fairly light oolong with good flavor. It can handle a second steep and I would agree with others that it is best served warm. interesting floral undertones and no real need to add to it.

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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