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Lung Ching (Lungching) Green Tea from Foojoy

Style: Dragon Well (Long Jing) – Region: China

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 19th, 2014

The first inexpensive dragon well or long jing green tea that I've tried that I thought worth drinking. A relatively low grade of dragon well, but recognizable as its style, and pleasant.

Dry leaf looks quite broken, honestly doesn't look the best quality, but it has a rich and pleasing aroma. The aroma resembles ...

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China Green Tea from Foojoy

Style: Green Tea – Region: China

50 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 26th, 2013

I think the bar is set pretty low when it comes to green teas in tea bags, but this one greatly exceeds my expectations for its price.

Not very picky about brewing--I used boiling water and it tastes fine. The 3 minute steeping is just about right. I wouldn't go too much longer because there is some bitterness and...

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WuYi Mtn. Oolong Tea (Wuyi Oolong) from Foojoy

Style: Oolong Tea – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China

57 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 26th, 2013

Brewed from a paper teabag stored for some time in the cupboard at my parents' house. It was surprisingly fresh and aromatic. Smells nice, but the flavor was more bitter than I like.

The tea bag contains fairly large, broken pieces of leaf, larger than in most tea bags, but smaller than in most high-end pyramid sa...

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Keemun Full Leaf Tea from Foojoy

Style: Keemun – Region: Anhui, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 23rd, 2013

An inexpensive Keemun of very good quality for its price. Very smooth and mellow, but rich. Classic Keemun flavor and aroma: winey and slightly smoky.

Dry leaf is fine and pretty broken, with a mild but very pleasing aroma.

Upon brewing I notice a very gentle smokiness, and the characteristic wine-like quality ...

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Shoumei White Tea from Foojoy

Style: Shou Mei White Tea – Region: China

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
May. 28th, 2013

I love shou mei, a darker white tea, and I love Foojoy, so I was expecting to like this one, and I did. It's remarkably high quality for such an inexpensive tea bag. The only shou mei I've tried in tea bags.

This tea is surprisingly pungent, with the characteristic aroma of autumn leaves, and a hint of spice and p...

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Organic Tender Tip Country Green (Organic Chunmee Green) from Foojoy

Style: Chun Mee – Region: China

70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 22nd, 2013

This struck me as an average-quality chun mee (precious eyebrows) green tea for a very low price. Not the best tea of its type that I've sampled, but certainly the best at this price point.

I bought this tea in a Square tin for the pretty low price of $8 for 8 ounces, which seemed outright cheap to me.

The cup i...

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Monkey-Picked Ti Kuan Yin from Foojoy

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 5th, 2011

This oolong has a noticeable roasted quality but still a lot of greener character. It comes across as both toasty and fresh, and is very complex.

The cup brews a dark color, and the leaves turn a dark olive-brown upon steeping. The aroma is both woody and herbaceous, and has tones of nut, cocoa, and spice (especia...

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Royal Kuan Yin Tea from Foojoy

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Fujian, China

57 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
Jul. 1st, 2010

Astonishing quality from such an inexpensive teabag!

With a single 5-minute infusion (shorter leaves a bland cup--the finely-broken leaves are packed tightly in the teabag and the flavor does not diffuse quickly) I found an amber colored cup with a mellow, subtle aroma and smooth flavor. In my experience, only good...

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Triple-Cup Extra Green from Foojoy

Style: Green Tea – Region: Zhejiang, China

70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Apr. 12th, 2010

Aroma fresh and grassy, with a hint of toastiness and a faint suggestion of mint. Very delicate flavor: I'd call this one slightly brisk but not bitter. Remarkably full-bodied given the lightness of the flavor. The astringency builds somewhat upon drinking it but even by the end it's still enjoyable.

This tea is ...

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China Jasmine Green Tea from Foojoy

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China

57 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Apr. 3rd, 2010

Weak Jasmine aroma, even relative to other teabag Jasmine teas. Flavor is sweet, gentle, with almost no bitterness and with only a hint of sourness. Aroma is honeylike, like a pouchong, but weak and not terribly interesting.

This tea scalds very easily if brewed with water that is too hot. Be sure to use water we...

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Lichee Black Tea from Foojoy

Style: Lychee Black Tea – Region: China

60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
Feb. 20th, 2010

Pleasantly fruity, yet with a black tea that has some presence. The aroma suggests sweetness but this tea can get quite bitter. Not the most complex tea but it is well-balanced and enjoyable.

As with Foojoy's other teas, this one is unparalleled among teabag teas of this price. I recommend a brief (1-2 min.) infu...

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Lungching Green Tea from Foojoy

Style: Dragon Well (Long Jing) – Region: China

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
Dec. 8th, 2009

While this pales in comparison to loose dragon well teas that I've tried, it's definitely true to the style. The low price and simple packaging of the teabags are deceptive...this tea retains a lot of complexity. It brews a rich golden color and is quite aromatic. If you let it brew a long time, it acquires some ast...

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China Black Tea from Foojoy

Style: Black Tea – Region: China

60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 14th, 2009

Given that this was a teabag tea, made out of fannings, and the individual teabags weren't even sealed in paper, this tea was remarkably fresh and complex.

The tea brews a dark reddish brown. The flavor is mellow and the aroma earthy; it reminds me a lot of a keemun. There's a little bitterness and some astringenc...

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