Grand Pouchong Oolong

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Brand:Simon Lévelt
Style:Pouchong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Grand Pouchong Oolong

This tea's info last updated: Nov. 27, 2017

Commercial Description

(RateTea Translation) Large-leaf oolong with long, elegant leaves. Intensely fragrant. Very lightly-oxidized Formosa oolong. The tea has a soft, rounded flavor and a slightly sweet, almost orchid-like aroma.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic76 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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My friend gave me some of this tea to try.

I'm not good at tasting the difference between different greenish oolongs. Jade oolong, four seasons, Tie Guanyin, they often taste almost the same to me. It was the same with this one at the first steeping.

The second cup tasted different, though, like jade oolong but greener. It reminded me of Mao Feng green tea.

I hardly even paid attention to the flavour and aroma of the third cup because that one had a really strange mouthfeel. Sometimes teas feel a bit thicker than water; Het Gouden Randje's Bản Liền green tea, for example. However, this one felt extremely thick and almost viscous. I couldn't quite decide if it was pleasant or not.

Fourth steeping: It still feels a bit thicker than water, but not strikingly so. I'm wondering if it really was something about the tea that made it feel so strange the previous time or just something else. Anyway, it still tastes like a mix of jade oolong and mao feng. Mostly smooth but with a bright vegetal aroma as well. The colour is a lovely bright greenish yellow.

Nothing new in the fifth, sixth, and seventh steepings. The eighth one has this kind of dull sweetish aroma/flavour that usually means tea leaves are spent. From here on I can still get more or less enjoyable tea from it, but I'd say seven is a very decent amount of cups from the same leaves already.

I brewed this by putting a few teaspoons (about three) in a teapot, poured boiled water into the pot and then immediately poured the tea into the cup. This method works pretty well for my everyday tea. (Usually after the second or third cup, I let it steep for longer.)

This is pretty expensive at €7.40 for 50 grams.
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