Tea: Oolong Se Chung

A Se Chung Oolong from Upton Tea Imports

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Se Chung Oolong
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:4 View All
Product page:Oolong Se Chung

Review of Oolong Se Chung

AromaFlavorValueTotal
9 of 104 of 55 of 590 of 100
SuperbGoodOutstanding

Probably my favorite oolong, and one of my favorite teas — which is saying something, because I don’t care for most oolongs. I’ve been drinking it for years. I usually brew it to sort of a medium strength, using about 190-degree water (or in a pinch, whatever temperature of water comes out of the industrial coffeemaker’s hot water spout at work) and steeping for about four minutes. It also makes decent cold-brew iced tea when you leave it to steep in the refrigerator overnight.

Brewed hot, it’s toasty, woody, and “warming,” like one of the other reviewers said. It has a smooth, substantial mouthfeel. I think one of the reasons I like it so much is that it’s not floral (a quality I don’t like in teas and the reason I don’t like a lot of other oolongs).

This tea is an awesome value for the price.

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Comments:

Alex Zorach wrote:
on January 31st, 2018

Hello and welcome to RateTea, and thank you for your first review!<br /> <br /> I also am a huge fan of this tea (as you may have gathered from my review). It's kind of singular. Most of the greener oolongs I've tried have been floral, so it makes sense that if you're not a fan of those aromas that you wouldn't like many oolongs. It's hard to find, but if you ever try a Buddha's Palm or Fo Shou oolong, I've found it also tends to not be very floral.<br /> <br /> I look forward to reading more of your reviews! Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about tea or about the site, you can reach me through the contact form on the site!

sjs wrote:
on January 31st, 2018

Thank you! I’m enjoying the site. When I buy tea, I tend to just reorder what I know I like, but after poking around here, I’m inspired to branch out. I’ll keep an eye out for the oolongs you mentioned.

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