Pouchong

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Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Pouchong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Pouchong

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 2, 2015

Commercial Description

...Our 'Opus Pouchong' is a lightly oxidized tea with large, wavy, dark-green leaves. It is arguably the most delicate tea produced in Taiwan, a country known for its share of delicate teas. It yields a light cup with delicate fragrance and a gentle, precociously sweet taste...

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Reviewer pic50 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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The aroma is intensely floral, hello notes of hyacinth, orchids, and a mellow finish of chestnuts. It is like flower nectar and mild, sweet, nuts, the aroma overall is fairly mild while also being heady.

First steep starts out pretty mild, and finishes pretty mild, it is a super mellow tea without much of a presence. It has a wonderfully smooth mouthfeel, but the floral notes and sweet nectar are mild, there is a slight mineral note at the finish as well.


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Reviewer pic43 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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Aroma light, vegetal, honey-like, and floral, but unfortunately, also a bit soapy. My main complaint is that this tea is so bland!

Flavor is extremely mild; a hint of sweetness, no bitterness, and absolutely no astringency whatsoever. Very clean aftertaste. More aromatic than flavorful. Although all pouchongs tend to be light, this one is a bit too thin-bodied.

This is a pricey tea and for this price I expect the highest quality and a little stronger of an aroma. I had to use more leaf than recommended to brew to my satisfaction, and that made the price prohibitive. Also, there are good alternatives. Ten Ren's Pouchong 3rd-grade, is less than half the price of this tea, and it is similar, but quite a bit more powerful.
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