Tung Ting Oolong Tea

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Style:Oolong Tea
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Product page:Tung Ting Oolong Tea

This tea's info last updated: Jul. 13, 2014

Commercial Description

Oolong tea sits between green and black. This tea will deliver the strength of a black tea, with the aromatic, flowery flavours of a green tea. Green tea is for now, but tung ting will be the next big thing.

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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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Very interesting tea. It has a lightly green smell that's pleasant. Unfortunately, I overbrewed the first tea slightly, so it had a slight bitterness. But the kind of bitterness that I imagine people who like bitterness would actually enjoy. I overbrewed it because it looked pale and thin and seemed to diffuse rather slowly. The second cup, brewed more briefly, was more enjoyable for me.

Overall, I think it's quite nice. It reminded me of a light green jasmine tea -- just a hint of flowery aroma and taste in what tastes more like a green tea than an oolong to me.
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Reviewer pic93 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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This was an exceptional sacheted oolong! The smell was exquisite and so was the taste. This tea can be resteeped at least once, giving more for the money paid. Question remains... where can I get more?? I may need to mail order, as a friend brought this back for me from England.
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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
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Whole-leaf tea in a sachet: this is an excellent rarity, in that it's outstanding green oolong in a tea bag.

I thought this tea was wonderful and among one of the best teas I've tried in a tea bag to date. The leaf is tightly rolled, visible through the sachet, and unfurls when brewing. Although the pyramid shape of the bag does give it space to expand, I find it easily takes up the whole space inside the bag--I'd prefer allowing it even a little more room.

The aroma is wonderful, floral, perfumey, and a little herbaceous. Flavor is very smooth, with only a light, pleasant bitterness that comes more in the middle of the sip than at the beginning or end. This tea is buttery in mouthfeel, like a lot of high-grade oolongs, but I find it's not too much so: it has just enough pleasant astringency to keep it interesting.

Also, resteeps very well. Because the leaf is somewhat confined, I find it infuses slowly, which actually makes it easy to brew. I like a 3 minute infusion, followed by 5 minutes, and then a very long steeping if you want a third cup.

I liked this a lot and I think it was just as good quality as loose leaf. It was on par with some of the better Dong Ding / Tung Ting oolongs I've sampled. Price seems quite high ($1 for a single tea bag), but I think this is true across the board of these high-quality tea sachets. I wish this company sold the same tea in loose-leaf, but I don't see it sold this way.
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