Pomegranate Oolong

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Brand:Harney and Sons
Style:Flavored Oolong
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:?????
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Pomegranate Oolong

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 23, 2018

Commercial Description

The full leaves of premium Ti Quan Yin oolong are deliciously infused with tangy pomegranate to create this inspiring yet complex full-bodied blend that brews into a sweetly fragrant, silky textured cup of tea...

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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
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I got this in a "Silky Sachet" in an upscale restaurant. It has a very strong red-berry/pomegranate aroma which fades upon steeping. I liked this one - surprisingly - and I did add 1 packet of Splenda to it.

Also would be good iced, I imagine.
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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 5/5
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I probably would not have chosen to buy this tea on my own, but I had the opportunity to sample it. Even though this is not the sort of tea I usually like at all, I am impressed. I am especially impressed with the quality of the base tea.

This is a fruit-flavored oolong with a greener Tie Guan Yin as the base. I rarely encounter blends like this, as usually a lower-quality base tea is used whenever a similar type of fruit flavoring is added.

Aroma is intensely fruity, however, bordering on artificial. The fruit aroma dissipates quickly...even when brewing and drinking a single cup, I found it was much stronger at the beginning and diminished as I drank the cup. At first, the fruit aroma obscures the aroma of the underlying tea, which is more subtle, but upon drinking more of the cup I began to get a glimpse of the base tea, which is smooth, honey-like, somewhat floral, and has no noticeable roast.

Flavor is sour, more so than a typical Tie Guan Yin. It's not clear whether they add any citric acid or other flavorings to add sourness, but I suspect that they've added something and I don't like it. I'd prefer the flavor of the underlying tea only. Overall though, I like the flavor profile of this tea: it's smooth, typically for a high-quality, greener Tie Guan Yin.

This tea works well for multiple infusions. Making a 3 minute first infusion, I prefer the second, slightly longer infusion most of all: it still has a hint of the fruitiness, but the base tea really shines through, and balances / blends well with the pomegranate. Third infusion was decent but weaker than I'd like. In retrospect I wish I had made a 1-minute first infusion, but I only had enough of the tea to brew one cup.

This tea is very pricey in sachets, but bought loose in bulk, it is exceptionally reasonably priced. I am rating the quality based on the bulk price. I am highly impressed with this tea based on its price, even if it leaves a few minor points to be desired.
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