Tea: Oolong #18 / Jade Oolong

A Jade Oolong from Adagio Teas

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Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Jade Oolong
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
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Product page:Oolong #18 / Jade Oolong

Review of Oolong #18 / Jade Oolong

AromaFlavorValueTotal
6 of 103 of 52 of 557 of 100
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Beautifully fragrant leaves and beautifully fragrant brewed tea. Sweet, light, orchid-like floral aroma. Weak flavor, with a very clean taste...sweet with a hint of tanginess and no bitterness. Upon drinking, what seemed like a pleasantly strong aroma becomes too weak.

Adagio recommends brewing 5 minutes with 180 degree water; if you brew it this way and with a teaspoon of leaves per cup of water, it is outright watery. I find this tea is much more enjoyable if you use much more leaf, brew with water much closer to boiling point, and brew it for much longer. Unfortunately, if you brew it this way you only really get one good infusion out of it, which, combined with the price and amount of leaf used to make a flavorful cup, puts it solidly into the category of very expensive teas.

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