Oolong #18 / Jade Oolong

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Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Jade Oolong
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Oolong #18 / Jade Oolong

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 8, 2015

Commercial Description

...Unlike its dark brethren, this is a Jade Oolong tea, almost green in appearance with large, hand-rolled leaves. Once infused, these unfurl to release this tea's delicate notes, exquisite flavor and enchanting fragrance...

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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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Beautifully fragrant leaves and beautifully fragrant brewed tea. Sweet, light, orchid-like floral aroma. Weak flavor, with a very clean taste...sweet with a hint of tanginess and no bitterness. Upon drinking, what seemed like a pleasantly strong aroma becomes too weak.

Adagio recommends brewing 5 minutes with 180 degree water; if you brew it this way and with a teaspoon of leaves per cup of water, it is outright watery. I find this tea is much more enjoyable if you use much more leaf, brew with water much closer to boiling point, and brew it for much longer. Unfortunately, if you brew it this way you only really get one good infusion out of it, which, combined with the price and amount of leaf used to make a flavorful cup, puts it solidly into the category of very expensive teas.
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