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Style: Oolong Tea – Region: Matara, Sri Lanka80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 9/10
Jan. 25th, 2017
I've reviewed over a hundred oolongs, and tried several oolongs from "unusual" places, i.e. countries that are not known for making oolong, including India, Kenya, Japan, and Nepal, but this is the first one I've tried from Sri Lanka.Read Full Review
It was very strange, and I'm glad I tried it, but it's the sort of tea I would hav...
Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China83 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Jan. 14th, 2017
I think this is a good example of Tie Guan Yin. This one is definitely of the greener, less oxidized and less roasted variety. Read Full Review
The dry leaf aroma is very pleasant and "green".
When brewed the aroma is very fresh veggie-like, with notes of butter, and floral as well. Not intensely floral, but it's there.
Style: Se Chung Oolong – Region: China83 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 7/10
Jan. 9th, 2017
The reviews as well as the very low price intrigued me enough to buy a large order of this tea.Read Full Review
I wasn't quite sure what to expect as, while mostly positive, the reviews describe a wide range of flavors.
The rolled, snail-like leaf smells toasty. For some reason I expected a much greener aroma.
I loaded up 5 gr...
Style: Shui Hsien Oolong – Region: Zhangping, Fujian, China43 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 3/10
Jan. 3rd, 2017
This one is actually currently available.Read Full Review
I ordered 2 15g samples about a month ago. The fact I still have some left is a clue as to what I think about it :)
I admit to buying this because it's a unique brick oolong. I also figured that given the high price it should be good.
I've since learned that price is not...
Style: Milky Oolong – Region: Taiwan / Formosa50 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 5/10
Jan. 2nd, 2017
My first "milky" oolong. Hmmm...Read Full Review
The aroma of the dry, dark, greenish-brown balls is overpoweringly sweet. I was shocked at how much it smells like caramel popcorn, with a creamy milk-like background. Quite bizarre, and smells more like something I'd eat rather than drink.
There's a lot of controversy with Milk ...
Style: High Mountain Oolong – Region: Taiwan / Formosa80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Dec. 24th, 2016
One of the 3 or 4 high mountain Taiwan oolongs that Music City offers. The company pretty much uses the same description for each of them, so I think a little more detail would be nice. Read Full Review
I usually get my green oolongs from Upton, but am always on the lookout for light oolongs from other companies so gave this one a ...
Style: Da Hong Pao – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
Dec. 22nd, 2016
Yet another tea from this company that I've been ordering lately. Originally, I received a free sample of their Big Red Robe along with a few gaiwans I ordered from them. Since then I've been buying this tea regularly.Read Full Review
As I understand it, this is one of the "house teas" that comes from the owner's tea farming vil...
Style: Oolong Tea – Region: Taiwan / Formosa97 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
Dec. 22nd, 2016
I am still fairly new to oolongs. Wow there is such variety, hard to pronounce names, entire worlds of flavor and aroma...I doubt I could explore them all in one lifetime :)Read Full Review
I had never heard of Gui Fei oolong. There doesn't seem to be a lot of information about this oolong, unless it's perhaps known by other name...
Style: Amber Oolong – Region: Taiwan / Formosa93 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 9/10
Dec. 11th, 2016
At first I didn't like this tea. The aroma was delicious honey, but I found the bitter earthiness in the flavor a bit off putting. Read Full Review
However, I tried it again the next day and used a smaller amount of tea...about 5 grams brewed in a 4 ounce gaiwan. I got 7 infusions.
This time the honey came out more in the flav...
Style: Hairy Crab Oolong – Region: China87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Nov. 16th, 2016
I thought this was a delightful tea. I have tried a Mao Xie before, and loved it, but it was an unbranded type that someone brought me back from China so I was not able to review it. This one was a lot like I remember it: pungent and a bit edgy and odd, but in a way that I liked.Read Full Review
The dry leaf has an aroma that is ...
Style: Da Hong Pao – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 9/10
Apr. 25th, 2016
Had this a couple of days ago. One of the best oolongs I have ever had. Slight to no astringency. Honey and floral notes with a slight buttery taste. Aroma was very much like a typical oolong with hints of burnt grass. Read Full Review
Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 8/10
Apr. 7th, 2016
One of the first oolongs I've tried outside of a Chinese restaurant, so my palate is not well developed. I steeped this in my gaiwan with 5g of tea and 180-200 degree water. Read Full Review
The first and second steeps were reminiscent of fields and meadows. The aroma was sweet and smelled of hay and honey. The initial taste was ve...
Style: Oolong Tea – Region: Nepal93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
Jan. 25th, 2016
A singular tea! This was the first Nepal-grown Oolong that I've tried. I find oolongs from the Himalayan region (I've tried seven from Darjeeling) to be incredibly variable. This was probably my second-favorite and was among my favorite of all teas labeled as oolongs, although it bears little resemblance to oolongs o...Read Full Review
Style: Oolong Tea – Region: China67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 6/10
Dec. 20th, 2015
I used to drink Dynasty's tea bags regularly, around 2002-2005, before I got into loose-leaf tea. They're pretty good, and they were my fall-back when I was unable to find Ten Ren's (my favorite oolong in a tea bag, but not widely available).Read Full Review
This tea is only mildly aromatic, and it has a smooth, well-balanced flav...
Style: Oolong Tea – Region: Japan53 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 5/10
Dec. 9th, 2015
This is the first oolong tea I've ever tried from Japan, one of a few Japanese teas other than green teas that I've ever sampled. It has a classic oolong character, but I was disappointed, it just doesn't seem all that good.Read Full Review
The aroma of the dry leaf is pleasantly nutty, with light notes of roast. The dry leaf look...
Style: Dancong Oolong – Region: Guangdong, China93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
Dec. 8th, 2015
The dry leaf is medium-long and twisted in the same style as many dan congs. Its color ranges from deep brown to light golden-yellow. The leaves are generally whole, as would be expected of this grade. When steeping, the leaves unfurl very slowly, and it takes around six steeps to more or less open them completely. The...Read Full Review
Style: Se Chung Oolong – Region: ?????47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 1/5 Overall: 5/10
Dec. 7th, 2015
A mediocre tea, disappointing among Se Chung oolongs, a fairly broad group of oolongs that I tend to enjoy a lot.Read Full Review
Dry leaf looks unusual for Se Chung oolongs, the leaves are mostly in long, twisted shapes like Wuyi oolongs, unlike the tightly-rolled shapes of Tie Guan Yin and other Anxi oolongs. The leaf is fairly ...
Style: Pouchong Tea – Region: Taiwan / Formosa47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 4/10
Nov. 16th, 2015
This tea was a disappointment and I don't recommend it. I sampled and reviewed this tea some time ago but forgot to post the review.Read Full Review
Dry leaf consists of long, intact wiry leaves with a slightly dusty look, and smells very different from any other pouchong I've tried, an intense smell of jam or fruit preserves, lik...
Style: Da Hong Pao – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
May. 5th, 2015
This tea smells really good, in fact I will go out on a limb and say this is the sweetest Da Hong Pao I have ever sniffed! There are strong notes of rich cocoa, hovering between dark and milk chocolate, toss in the notes of baking biscuits, moderate notes of slightly fruity pipe tobacco and autumn leaves, and finish of...Read Full Review
Style: Oolong Tea – Region: Taiwan / Formosa70 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 8/10
Apr. 29th, 2015
An interesting roasty oolong that had some flavor characteristics of aged oolongs. Thank you Kelsey for sharing this one with me. I really enjoyed the aroma, but I found it too sour for my tastes.Read Full Review
The dry leaf looks and smells like a typical moderate-to-dark roast oolong of good quality.
The brewed cup is really ...
Style: Amber Oolong – Region: Nantou, Taiwan83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 9/10
Apr. 23rd, 2015
So, the aroma, well...it smells really good! I am getting notes of toasted peanuts, sesame seeds, pie crust...and is that marzipan? After sniffing a bit more, yep, that is definitely marzipan!Read Full Review
OMG, HOW!!! This tea taste exactly like peach cobbler with an oat crust and caramelized sugar, that is just uncanny! I kinda...
Style: Four Seasons Oolong – Region: Nantou, Taiwan90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 9/10
Mar. 31st, 2015
Outstanding. Probably the best Four Seasons oolong I've ever tried. Rishi consistently impresses me with their oolongs! Thank you to Kelsey for letting me brew this from your sample.Read Full Review
The dry leaf is a beautiful green color, very tightly rolled, and has a strong aroma suggesting shortbread cookies and a hint of sp...
Style: Oolong Tea – Region: Taiwan / Formosa60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 6/10
Mar. 31st, 2015
A decent, run-of-the-mill oolong that tastes a lot like the ones served in Chinese restaurants. Sample from the Philadelphia Coffee and Tea Festival; thank you to Sahpat Teas and Kelsey for sharing this one with me.Read Full Review
Leaf looks finely broken, and doesn't have the strongest smell, but upon brewing, becomes very aroma...
Style: Oolong Tea – Region: Taiwan / Formosa47 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 4/10
Mar. 23rd, 2015
Odd, just odd, and I didn't enjoy it very much. My first experience with GABA tea.Read Full Review
The dry leaf of this tea looks brown, like a moderately roasted oolong, and has a faint nutty aroma with hints of gingerbread cookie dough.
Upon brewing, the main thing I notice is the lack of obvious oolong aroma. The aroma is v...
Style: Pouchong Tea – Region: Taiwan / Formosa87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 9/10
Mar. 18th, 2015
Very soothing tea. This reminds me a lot of a tea I've tried before, but I honestly can't figure out which one. It tastes, perhaps, similar to a good milky oolong, even though that's a different kind?Read Full Review
Silky and slightly floral, no bitterness--a great tea for sipping while relaxing. I'll update the value rating afte...
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