Tea: WuYi Mtn. Oolong Tea (Wuyi Oolong)

An Oolong Tea from Foojoy

Picture of WuYi Mtn. Oolong Tea (Wuyi Oolong)
Brand:Foojoy
Style:Oolong Tea
Region:Wuyi, Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Teabag
# Ratings:3 View All

Review of WuYi Mtn. Oolong Tea (Wuyi Oolong)

AromaFlavorValueTotal
7 of 102 of 53 of 557 of 100
Very GoodMediocreReasonable

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 sachets.

Brews a rich, reddish-brown cup with a clear liquor. Slow to infuse...the cup is only golden-colored after the first minute. Foojoy recommends steeping 3-5 minutes. I steeped for 3 minutes and in retrospect I thought this was too long.

Quite aromatic. Aroma of roast, with some floral tones, and a suggestion of honey. Flavor is bold and crisp, with moderate up-front bitterness and little sweetness or sourness. But upon drinking, the bitterness builds and the finish is unpleasantly bitter and astringent--a bit harsh.

Definitely more interesting aromatically than mainstream brands like Lipton, but I find, equally harsh. Much more harsh than, say, Ten Ren's teabags--but those are much pricier. This is a cheap tea and I think it is actually pretty good for its price.

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