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Ginseng Oolong

 
Last Updated: Apr. 4, 2012 

About Ginseng Oolong

Large bright-green pellets, almost stone-like in shape and with grassy textureLoose-leaf Ginseng Oolong Tea, showing its characteristic pebble-like texture. Photo © Qirille (Wikimedia Commons), CC BY-SA 4.0.
Ginseng oolong tea is oolong tea, often greener (less oxidized) high-mountain oolong tea, that has been blended with ginseng, an herb valued for its medicinal properties. This blend is sometimes referred to as king's tea, emperor tea, or emperor oolong tea, or similar names.

Ginseng tends to have a strong, earthy aroma which is not normally considered pleasing on its own; it is rarely used as an ingredient solely for taste, instead being included primarily for health reasons. However, the smoothness and sweetness of high-grown, greener oolong teas can complement the flavor and aroma of ginseng, and the earthy characteristics of both oolong tea and ginseng blend fairly well, making this a fairly natural blend of ingredients that some people do drink primarily for its flavor.

Sometimes other flavorings or ingredients are added to these blends; we list such blends in this category if the base tea as an oolong and ginseng is the primary other ingredient.

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Ginseng Oolong from Ten Fu's Tea

Style: Ginseng Oolong – Region: China
Jun. 19th, 2017

Before discussing the tea, I want to mention a little about the branding and packaging. First, the "Ten Fu's" font and graphics look like they're intentionally similar to Ten Ren's trademark logo, but Ten Fu's and Ten Ren are different companies. Second, cans of Ten Fu's tea include a Taiwan logo on the can, which many...

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90 / 100
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Ten Ren's King's Tea has been my favorite for years. The base tea is high quality to begin with and the ginseng is subtle enough that the flavors blend well. It's difficult for me to tell where the tea flavor ends and the ginseng begins.

On the tongue, the tea is lightly bitter with an initial grassy flavor that giv...

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80 / 100
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Ginseng Vitality Oolong from Teasenz

Style: Ginseng Oolong – Region: Taiwan / Formosa
May. 8th, 2014

I found the aroma to be very green, like bamboo leaves and herbaceous like dill weed. There is also earthiness and the aroma of baked bread with a slight undertone of sweetness. The ginseng is an odd smelling herb, it gives a slight muskiness to the already herbaceous aroma.

The taste is strange yet good, it is the ...

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60 / 100
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It's been a long time since I tried a ginseng oolong, so I'm not the most experienced reviewer of this type of blend.

Dry leaf shows a dusty appearance, and has a strong but muted aroma, suggestive of greener oolongs, but perhaps more woody and earthy.

Upon brewing, the aroma is predominately of oolong and the ...

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Taiwan Ginseng (Lan Gui Ren) Oolong Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Ginseng Oolong
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Ginseng Oolong (King's Tea) Fourth Grade

Brand:Ten Ren Tea
Style:Ginseng Oolong
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Ginseng Vitality Oolong

Brand:Teasenz
Style:Ginseng Oolong
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Ginseng Oolong

Brand:Ten Fu's Tea
Style:Ginseng Oolong
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

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