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Friday, October 18, 2019

Firepot Nomadic Teas Masters & Pioneers Mingjian GABA Oolong in Review

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

Firepot Nomadic Teas
Masters & Pioneers 
Mingjian GABA Oolong

ORIGIN: Mingjian, Taiwan
TYPE: Oolong

FORMAT: Gunpowder tea
METHOD: Infuser



Pristine, really. Noses to a slice of cinnamon raisin bread, brightly. Sits yellow-amber & sparkling crisp clear in the cup. Notes are delivered briskly, lay focused smoothly velvety on the tongue. Then blanket warm comfy on-down. A tick of wooden astringency hits the cheeks.

Tropical fruits spiced sparingly with pale cinnamon & hint of white pepper. Some cocoa bit flits in on the slurping. A hint of citrus on the back-end. The finish is fruity cocoa braced by pepper, ending cleanly. 

Complex & calming. Lively & mature. Nuanced, well-rounded and supremely balanced. Excellently orchestrated. Yummy af. At once attainable, welcoming, and if looked for -- challenging. Brilliant, this. As is the tea, as is the tea.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59