Osmanthus Oolong Se Chung

This tea has been retired/discontinued. Formerly ZM44.

Picture of Osmanthus Oolong Se Chung
Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Osmanthus Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:China
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 9, 2018

Commercial Description

Se Chung Oolong, naturally scented with aromatic Osmanthus flowers. The flavorful, aromatic cup has a full body, with hints of ripe fruits. The finish is sweet and lingering.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

2¼ g/cup, 190°F, 3½ min.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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A pleasant cup - the floral notes blend well with the tea. Oolong and flowers makes for an odd but effective combination.
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Reviewer pic93 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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I love this tea. Se Chung is absolutely my favorite style of oolong, and my favorite Se Chung is Upton's ZO10, so I was eagerly anticipating this one, and I was pleased to find a rich, complex tea that added a completely new element to the mix. I can't say whether I prefer this or the unscented tea more. They're very different but both amazing.

I found this tea is much better brewed with boiling water than with 190-degree water.

Like other green oolongs but much fresher, crisper, and bolder in flavor and aroma. The osmanthus is obviously adding something very different to the aroma, but it's significantly less floral than one would expect. Very different from Upton's other Se Chung, ZO10--the skunky and woody tones are presente but much weaker, but there are more herbaceous tones, like the freshness of parsley added to the rich earthiness of autumn leaves. The aftertaste is tangy and yet clean and light. There's a fair amount of bitterness but very little astringency.

Great for multiple infusions. The leaves hold a great deal of flavor and even with long brewing times you can easily make 2 or 3 strong infusions. I recommend 4 minutes followed by 10+ (this tea does not acquire any unpleasant characteristics if brewed for a long time), or 3 then 5-6 then 10+.
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