Tea: Chinese Oolong

An Oolong Tea from Bigelow Tea

Picture of Chinese Oolong
Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Oolong Tea
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Teabag
# Ratings:6 View All
Product page:Chinese Oolong

Review of Chinese Oolong

AromaFlavorValueTotal
5 of 102 of 53 of 543 of 100
FairMediocreReasonable

The aroma of this tea is sweet, full, and strong. The tea brews to a dark amber brown, and is quite opaque for this type of tea. The tea itself is quite full-bodied and warming, which is a nice quality. The initial taste of the tea is full and rich, but halfway through a sip, the flavor becomes flat, boring, and lifeless. In fact, this tea can almost taste dusty, and maybe it actually is dusty? This seems to be related to the general opacity of the tea.

This tea would be better if it had greater complexity and clarity. If tea drinkers new to wulong tea first tried this brand, they might be confused, as the overall effect of the tea is inconsistent.

In this price range, there are definitely better representatives of wulong tea. Ten Ren's "Oolong Tea" is a similarly priced wulong and in this same style, but is quite a bit better. Ten Ren's "Tikuanyin" and Foojoy's "China Classic Oolong" are a bit darker and stronger, but better values for bagged wulong in this range.

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