Tea: Best Oolong Tea

A High Mountain Oolong from Tradition

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Brand:Tradition
Style:High Mountain Oolong
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Sachet
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Review of Best Oolong Tea

AromaFlavorValueTotal
8 of 105 of 55 of 583 of 100
ExcellentExcellentOutstanding

The best oolong I've had in a tea bag; nothing else comes close. Definitely up there with the top teas I've ever sampled from a tea bag.

Even in the bag, this smells like high-quality green oolong. Very similar to the two loose-leaf. The tea bag is fairly roomy, giving the leaf quite a lot of room to expand, and expand it does--this bag was puffed out to the max after brewing it!

Brews an intensely aromatic cup with a full body and very strong flavor. This is better than most loose-leaf oolong. Aroma is floral, orchid-like, suggestive of honey...flavor is very bold, with both sweetness and bitterness, and relatively little sourness.

The second infusion, however, I found disappointed me slightly (only slightly) relative to how Tradition's loose-leaf oolong performs. The loose-leaf easily lasts through three or more infusions but for this cup, the second was less flavorful than the first and I think that was the end of it.

I recommend a briefer first infusion--3 minutes I think is too long for my tastes, especially if I wanted a second cup. This bag is big enough that it might brew up two cups of tea if you steep the bag for a long time.

I highly recommend this if you're ever stuck using a tea bag.

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