Tea: Soureni Organic Oolong

A Darjeeling Oolong from Fresh Darjeeling Tea - O Organic

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

Picture of Soureni Organic Oolong
Brand:Fresh Darjeeling Tea
Style:Darjeeling Oolong
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
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Review of Soureni Organic Oolong

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9 of 105 of 54 of 583 of 100
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This tea is unlike any other I have tried!

Cup is very light in color, and aroma very vegetal and somewhat floral, with a clean, honey-like fragrance. Tones of asparagus and spice. Certain aspects of the aroma are reminiscent of a Tung Ting, but overall the tea is crisper, cooler in quality, more bitter, and less sweet. Thin-bodied overall, but this is more than made up for by the rich, complex, and unique aroma. Until trying this tea, I had been disappointed with Darjeeling oolongs...although not as full-bodied as Chinese or Taiwanese oolongs, this tea has definitely convinced me that Darjeeling can produce serious and high-quality oolongs.

I experimented a bit with the brewing. I found a single infusion of five minutes produced the results I liked best--this tea acquires a bitterness but it is a pleasant one. Be sure to use enough leaf--the leaves take up a lot of space. People desiring a more delicate tea might enjoy multiple briefer infusions.

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