Wu Yi Oolong Tea - Organic

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3 ratings
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Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Wuyi, Fujian, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Wu Yi Oolong Tea

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 13, 2016

Commercial Description

... The open, dark brown leaves of our organic Wuyi Oolong yield a light amber infusion with a smooth, light body and little astringency. The tea exhibits aromas of mushrooms, dry fall leaves and sweet earthiness, with a very pronounced roasted quality...

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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As usual, I was pleased with this sample from Arbor Teas! I really appreciated the burnt and smokey smell of the brewed leaf and enjoyed the flavor, which I found to be smoother and richer than most oolongs - I usually expect a more subtle cup. Overall, I liked this tea and would recommend it to others.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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Broken leaf has a flakey appearance, and a pleasing aroma.

Brewed 4 minutes as recommended; I was worried this might be astringent because broken-leaf oolongs often are lower-quality, but this was pleasingly smooth. Aroma is smoky and richly fruity...reminiscent of some Wuyi Qi Lan. In spite of the very dark color, there's only a light roast in the aroma. Is this more oxidized than roasted? Yet the appearance of the leaf suggests otherwise.

Very gentle, but complex flavor. This one really surprised me relative to how the leaf looked.

I experimented a bit with steeping, and I prefer a longer steeping time, because this tea is so smooth and the aroma becomes more complex this way. This tea performed well with multiple infusions. The later cups have more roast and slightly more of a skunky quality (I think this is actually a good thing).

I thought this tea good, but it's a little on the pricey side for what it was; it's certainly not a contender for the best Wuyi oolongs I've tried. It is fair trade and organic certified, though, which is a plus. I thought it tasted good given the broken nature of the leaf.
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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2.3g in 8oz water at 190F (for ~3mins? didn't keep track)

the liquor is smooth. not bitter.
has some sweetness to the aroma. roasty, indeed. it is earthy, and i guess it's reminiscent of fall leaves. i didn't really detect mushroom. it really reminds me of roasted peanuts.

2nd infusion: 8oz, 195F, ~5 mins
similar to last time. smooth, kind of malty

3rd infusion: 8oz, 195F, 8+ mins
milder. not as roasty. sweetness really dominates this time.

this is a nice tea.

conservative cost analysis [2.5g/cup]: ((8.95 U.S. dollars) / (2.5 oz)) * (2.5 g) = 0.315701959 U.S. dollars
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