WuYi Mtn. Oolong Tea (Wuyi Oolong)

65
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3 ratings
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Brand:Foojoy
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Wuyi, Fujian, China
Loose/teabag:Teabag

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 25, 2013

Commercial Description

A Mountain-Grown Premium Oolong from Fujian.

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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
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Brewed from a paper teabag stored for some time in the cupboard at my parents' house. It was surprisingly fresh and aromatic. Smells nice, but the flavor was more bitter than I like.

The tea bag contains fairly large, broken pieces of leaf, larger than in most tea bags, but smaller than in most high-end pyramid sachets.

Brews a rich, reddish-brown cup with a clear liquor. Slow to infuse...the cup is only golden-colored after the first minute. Foojoy recommends steeping 3-5 minutes. I steeped for 3 minutes and in retrospect I thought this was too long.

Quite aromatic. Aroma of roast, with some floral tones, and a suggestion of honey. Flavor is bold and crisp, with moderate up-front bitterness and little sweetness or sourness. But upon drinking, the bitterness builds and the finish is unpleasantly bitter and astringent--a bit harsh.

Definitely more interesting aromatically than mainstream brands like Lipton, but I find, equally harsh. Much more harsh than, say, Ten Ren's teabags--but those are much pricier. This is a cheap tea and I think it is actually pretty good for its price.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
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I have been curious about this tea for awhile, as I have not seen Wuyi wulong teas available in tea bag form before. I was curious to see what the basic character of this tea is, as there are several major types of such teas from the Wuyi region. I expected it to either be of a Shuixian or Dahongpao type.

This Foojoy Wuyi Oolong is definitely of the Shuixian type, or at least has the characteristics of Shuixian. It is interesting to try this tea, because I have been drinking premium loose Shuixian recently. So the big question is, how does this Foojoy tea bag version stack up against the "real thing"?

To begin with, the tea pours to a dark amber color, a bit darker than a loose Shuixian. The aroma is a bit flatter as well. A fresh and loose Shuixian will be a bit harsh, which is why they are often aged. This tea bag version is not really as harsh, but also lacks some of the liveliness and subtleties, to be sure. The taste follows the same characteristic differences, being a bit flatter and simpler.

For those whom these comparisons mean little to, the basic character of this tea is between a traditional wulong and a black tea. This is because the Wuyi wulongs are roasted further. As such, they tend to have more "dark" qualities, and to not be so smooth. They also have a little woodiness and subtlety. In all, it is a classic type of wulong, but one should be aware that this is quite dark tea.

Overall, this tea is very faithful to the basic style, but is not really as good as the high quality real loose tea. That doesn't matter, though, frankly, because they suit different purposes. If someone likes Dahongpao, Shuixian, or other Wuyi types of wulong tea, then (as far as I am concerned), this is the only tea bag tea that, and it is definitely good quality for a tag bag.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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As with many other Foojoy teabag teas, this is a good value for the cost. I recently discovered some of it that I had forgotten about in my office desk months ago, and I found it kept surprisingly well. The flavor is that of a good quality oolong.
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