drank Chinese Oolong by Bigelow
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I really don’t know how I feel about this tea. It’s not bad, but it’s not good you know? I haven’t given up on it yet. I’m going to try a milder brew of it next time. I brewed it 2 bags in 2 cups of water the first time. What also perplexes me is that my local asian bistro serves oolong, and it comes out looking light green. This tea is a caramel color. So who is pulling the oolong switch? I really don’t know. Maybe it’s because this is “Chinese” oolong and the other is a Japanese oolong? I need to do more tea research and get back to you on this one. Suffice it to say I don’t think the taste is worth the price of the box.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

It could be differences in the degree of fermentation. The definition of oolong is pretty much just ‘partially fermented’ as opposed to the full fermentation of black tea. Some oolongs are closer to green tea in nature and some are closer to black tea in nature, so that might be the difference you’re noticing.

DylanAngel2001

Thank you so much! :) Very interesting.

Bigelow Tea

Angrboda...you're absolutely correct in saying oolong tea is "partially fermented" or semi-fermented, which falls inbetween a black tea and a green tea.....DylanAngel2001, sorry this flavor wasn’t your cuppa tea. If you’d ever like to try a sample prior to purchasing an entire box, please call us directly @ 1-888-244-3569 to request, okay?

Kathy for Bigelow Tea

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Angrboda

It could be differences in the degree of fermentation. The definition of oolong is pretty much just ‘partially fermented’ as opposed to the full fermentation of black tea. Some oolongs are closer to green tea in nature and some are closer to black tea in nature, so that might be the difference you’re noticing.

DylanAngel2001

Thank you so much! :) Very interesting.

Bigelow Tea

Angrboda...you're absolutely correct in saying oolong tea is "partially fermented" or semi-fermented, which falls inbetween a black tea and a green tea.....DylanAngel2001, sorry this flavor wasn’t your cuppa tea. If you’d ever like to try a sample prior to purchasing an entire box, please call us directly @ 1-888-244-3569 to request, okay?

Kathy for Bigelow Tea

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