I love this tea. Did I already say I love this tea? Because I love this tea!

One of the ladies who didn’t like green tea just a couple of weeks ago said today that she doesn’t like ginseng. I said, maybe give this a try! Several cups later, this tea is on the list of tea she wants me to order for her! The taste of ginseng blossoms in your mouth and you are hooked! Hooked, I say!

Edited to add: I found this link about how it is made. They don’t mention sugar, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there! This really describes the tea well…lingering floral sweetness, although one person drinking it said she wouldn’t call it sweetness, but rather a cooling sensation, followed by hearty toasted nut flavor. The sweetness really can linger for a while!

http://hojotea.com/item_e/o16e.htm

gmathis

Interesting. The ginseng that has crossed my palate tasted like I was sucking on an unwashed potato.

Kittenna

Hmm, I was apprehensive about this one, but maybe should get to trying it sooner rather than later…!

TeaBrat

@gmathis – I’m with you there, the ginseng oolongs I have tried are weird tasting to me.

Jim Marks

Because the ginseng is adhered to the tea using a sugar solution, this tea has a cloying sweetness which can be pleasant.

It also helps hide the floral notes of the oolong.

Bonnie

I like the 3rd steep the best. The first is too powdery, the second still a little strong. The third you can taste the oolong floral and the sweet ginseng. More subtle.

ashmanra

I feel like animal from the Muooets over this one. I want them all! ALL! ALL!

ashmanra

Whoops! Muppets!

K S

Sounds a little more like Cookie Monster to me.

SimplyJenW

I have a sample of this that I need to try soon. It seems so much like thepuriTea’s Gunpowder….(I kind of think the name gunpowder and the fact it is listed as a green over there at thepuriTea is wrong…)

ashmanra

I wrote an email to to ask if any sugar solution was used, because that wild be a real deal breaker possibly for my friend who wants some as she is diabetic. They said there is no sugar or licorice root in this. One article I read about the cheap stuff said they use powder oolong and mix licorice root with it, but I can’t find any evidence they do that with this kind. I guess a tiny amount of sugar wouldn’t hurt her, but we at least need to know if it is there!

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gmathis

Interesting. The ginseng that has crossed my palate tasted like I was sucking on an unwashed potato.

Kittenna

Hmm, I was apprehensive about this one, but maybe should get to trying it sooner rather than later…!

TeaBrat

@gmathis – I’m with you there, the ginseng oolongs I have tried are weird tasting to me.

Jim Marks

Because the ginseng is adhered to the tea using a sugar solution, this tea has a cloying sweetness which can be pleasant.

It also helps hide the floral notes of the oolong.

Bonnie

I like the 3rd steep the best. The first is too powdery, the second still a little strong. The third you can taste the oolong floral and the sweet ginseng. More subtle.

ashmanra

I feel like animal from the Muooets over this one. I want them all! ALL! ALL!

ashmanra

Whoops! Muppets!

K S

Sounds a little more like Cookie Monster to me.

SimplyJenW

I have a sample of this that I need to try soon. It seems so much like thepuriTea’s Gunpowder….(I kind of think the name gunpowder and the fact it is listed as a green over there at thepuriTea is wrong…)

ashmanra

I wrote an email to to ask if any sugar solution was used, because that wild be a real deal breaker possibly for my friend who wants some as she is diabetic. They said there is no sugar or licorice root in this. One article I read about the cheap stuff said they use powder oolong and mix licorice root with it, but I can’t find any evidence they do that with this kind. I guess a tiny amount of sugar wouldn’t hurt her, but we at least need to know if it is there!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

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