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Style: Se Chung Oolong – Region: China83 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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: Hairy Crab Oolong – Region: China87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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: Se Chung Oolong – Region: ?????47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 1/5
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: Qi Lan Oolong – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 19th, 2014
the aroma of the dried leaves is certainly a Yancha, I notice the tobacco and char notes that are so familiar, but they are much milder and joined by dried cherry and flowers, specifically hyacinths. Many rock oolongs are sweet, this one takes it too a whole new level, much like combining a Dan Cong and a Yancha for ul...Read Full Review
Style: Fo Shou Oolong – Region: China43 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
Nov. 4th, 2013
The aroma is potent, a little too potent for my liking. Like old orchids mixed with malt and a touch of smoke. Once steeped the aroma is like tobacco and pine mixed with smoke. Read Full Review
The taste is like a humidor, bitter and piney with too much tobacco taste. On a second steep the taste is better with more sweetness and le...
Style: Golden Osmanthus – Region: Fujian, China77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 21st, 2012
Huang Jin Gui or Golden Osmanthus is one of my favorite types of oolong.Read Full Review
I only had the opportunity to sample this once, briefly, at World Tea East, so I can't comment on experimenting with brewing it in different ways, but I thought it a typical and high-quality example of this type of oolong.
Aroma is predomina...
Style: Golden Osmanthus – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 12th, 2012
Served Gong Fu style by Evan. Golden-green dry leaf is pleasingly aromatic.Read Full Review
I liked this tea very much. Predominately floral aroma, yet bold and complex, with skunky (which I liked) and herbaceous undertones. There's a faint soapy quality evident in each infusion, but it did not detract from the overall experienc...
Style: Se Chung Oolong – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jul. 18th, 2011
Greener character, with an aroma that is simultaneously smoky, woody, and floral. Flavor surprisingly clear and clean. However, aftertaste is muddled and slightly more smoky than I like. Medium-bodied. I find it less fruity than the description suggests, and less than a number of other oolongs.Read Full Review
When Se Chung ool...
Style: Golden Osmanthus – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 26th, 2010
I am still feeling my way with Oolongs, so I followed Directions and brewed this at about 205 for about 2 minutes. There was a light flowery scent that flowed right into a soft flowery taste, that just skims over your tongue. I want to experiment with different times and temps to see how that might change.Read Full Review
Style: Golden Osmanthus – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China63 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 20th, 2010
After being really impressed by Life in Teacup's Huang Jin Gui traditional style, this one was a disappointment. I experimented a little bit with brewing, but, regardless of how I brewed, compared to that other tea, the aroma of this one is weaker and less pleasant overall.Read Full Review
I also find this tea to have less depth. ...
Style: Ben Shan Oolong – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 25th, 2010
I received this oolong in a set of samples from Life in Teacup, but could not find it for sale on their website.Read Full Review
This one immediately got my attention from even smelling the dry leaf--so aromatic. I have rarely encountered such intense floral aromas outside of the most expensive Dong Ding or Tie Guan Yin oolongs.
Style: Fo Shou Oolong – Region: Yongchun, Fujian, China88 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 16th, 2010
The dry leaf is strongly aromatic and has a strange, different aroma--considerably sharper than most greener oolongs.Read Full Review
After brewing the first cup, I notice a mildly soapy aroma, but this completely vanishes upon drinking it. The aroma is very complex, with spicy, herbaceous tones, reminiscent of a weedy thicket in ...
Style: Se Chung Oolong – Region: China83 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 16th, 2010
The striking thing about this tea, believe it or not, is its simplicity.Read Full Review
Indeed it does have some complex attributes, but it is a very easy drinker. The characteristics I liked about this tea were the stone fruit and citrus notes. The roasted quality added some personality to the tea as well, although to my tastes it ...
Style: Se Chung Oolong – Region: Fujian, China77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 12th, 2010
i like this tea a lot, it tastes a little roasted,slightly vegetal, and spicy, but it satisfying. I steeped this tea in my yixing tea pot for a second time and was blown away by some very strong floral notes in the aroma that went undetected when the tea was brewed in a regular porcelain pot. How strange! The taste is ...Read Full Review
Style: Ben Shan Oolong – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 24th, 2010
I made two infusions of this tea. I found, using longer brewings, it's only really good for two and then most of the flavor is gone. I used 3 min. and 6 min.Read Full Review
For the first infusion, the aroma is floral and orchid-like, like many of the greener Anxi oolongs, but there's a depth and warmth to it that I've found is a...
Style: Qi Lan Oolong – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Jun. 5th, 2010
I've only had dark Wuyi Qi Lan oolongs before, and I like them very much, so I was eager to try this greener one. I've heard that in general, more tightly rolled teas are higher quality, and this tea was rather loosely rolled, with the leaves taking up a lot of space. But the aroma suggests otherwise...the dry leaf h...Read Full Review
Style: Golden Osmanthus – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
May. 28th, 2010
Mostly floral fragrance. This is the first huang jin gui I've tried, and it really does resemble osmanthus flowers in aroma, but I find it has a very different overall character from osmanthus-scented tea. Also, unusual among light, aromatic, greener oolongs I've had. This tea has some interesting surprises.Read Full Review
Style: Se Chung Oolong – Region: China93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Sep. 21st, 2009
This is my favorite offering from Upton Tea. The whole, light green leaves are tightly curled and become dark green and unfurl a great deal upon brewing.Read Full Review
The brewed tea is light golden green like many greener oolongs. The complex aroma has some of the cripser herbal qualities of green teas, and some sharper tones,...
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