Pouchong Tea

Picture of Pouchong Tea
Brand:Ten Ren Tea
Style:Pouchong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:?????
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Pouchong Tea

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 17, 2015

Commercial Description

Pouchong is also known as Chinese Green tea by some. However, it is a slightly fermented tea (10%-20%), which differs from Green tea, a completely unfermented tea. When brewed, it has a light yellow hue, a mild aroma, and a delicate flavor. Pouchong tea, popular in Taiwan and central China, has a milder flavor than Oolong tea yet stronger than Green tea. Its taste is appreciated by tea connoisseurs worldwide.

Brewing Instructions: (from Ten Ren Tea)

Water at about 175°F or 80°C should be used for steeping.

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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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This is the only Pouchong I've ever found in teabags. Compared to loose Pouchong, it doesn't stack up. The aroma is flat and there is an unpleasant biting quality to the tea. Compared to other equally-inexpensive green teas, however, this is not bad.

The aroma is vegetal and a bit fishy. There's a bit of sharpness, but also some honey-like sweetness. A peculiar tea; I find many people don't like this one, but I enjoy it somewhat for a change of pace, if I have to use a teabag.
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Reviewer pic53 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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To be fair I'm just not that into Pouchong tea... the melon-esque taste just doesn't do it for me. (I tend to refer to it as The Lamer Chinese Restaurant Tea in comparison to Pu-Erh.)
I found that TenRen's version leans to the slightly bitter side as well. Overall just an OK tea... it's nice, but not exciting.
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