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Oh my. I lump “oolong” and “green” together in my mind most of the time, but this tea may just force me to accept finer distinctions. This is an absolutely delicious tea, very sweet and flowery, and not at all what I expect when I think of green tea. Oolong, huh.

ETA: And it’s definitely getting juicer with resteeping. Interesting!

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190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 45 sec
Cofftea

While there are green and dark oolongs, oolongs are definitely not greens no more than cooked Pu Erh is a black tea. I wish tea companies would educate themselves enough to not misinform their customers, that happens a lot w/ cooked pu erh/blacks. Now if I can just figure out what yellow tea is- I’ve seen it lumped into the white, green, and oolong categories.

Cait

Wikipedia suggests that yellow comes from a post-oxidation process, so perhaps it can be applied to a variety of teas that would otherwise be white/green/black?

Oh, cool, check this out:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Teaprocessing-small.png

Cofftea

Freakin sweet!

Cofftea

I don’t like that they don’t call pu erh by its name, but oh well.

Cait

Hmm! My tea-of-the-month subscription is supposed to be one black, one green, and one herbal each month, but last month was a black-and-green blend, a fruit tea, and this tea, so I’m not sure how that works out (maybe one black-and-green blend and one oolong are equivalent to one black and one green? grin) — unless what I have isn’t the “variety” but the “surprise me” subscription, and I can’t seem to find the “you’ve got tea!” notice that came with it to check…. On Tea Table’s website, at least, green and oolong are not conflated at all.

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Cofftea

While there are green and dark oolongs, oolongs are definitely not greens no more than cooked Pu Erh is a black tea. I wish tea companies would educate themselves enough to not misinform their customers, that happens a lot w/ cooked pu erh/blacks. Now if I can just figure out what yellow tea is- I’ve seen it lumped into the white, green, and oolong categories.

Cait

Wikipedia suggests that yellow comes from a post-oxidation process, so perhaps it can be applied to a variety of teas that would otherwise be white/green/black?

Oh, cool, check this out:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Teaprocessing-small.png

Cofftea

Freakin sweet!

Cofftea

I don’t like that they don’t call pu erh by its name, but oh well.

Cait

Hmm! My tea-of-the-month subscription is supposed to be one black, one green, and one herbal each month, but last month was a black-and-green blend, a fruit tea, and this tea, so I’m not sure how that works out (maybe one black-and-green blend and one oolong are equivalent to one black and one green? grin) — unless what I have isn’t the “variety” but the “surprise me” subscription, and I can’t seem to find the “you’ve got tea!” notice that came with it to check…. On Tea Table’s website, at least, green and oolong are not conflated at all.

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