Finished up this box; its not gourmet but I like it fine; a cup of comfort.
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It is soooo cold outside. And this tea is just so warm and soothing. Yea for brown rice tea!
I love the name of this tea – it makes me chuckle whenever I pick up the box. It tastes exactly like what the name says, and that’s why I love it. It may not be high grade, top notch stuff, but it reminds me of enjoyable meals in my favorite Chinese restaurants. I usually have this with dinner – it’s very nice with food.
Brought this home from Jungle Jim’s International Market in Hamilton, Ohio. It is a regional mecca for foodies in my region, and many treasures were purchased that are not easily available in my hometown (mainly Asian ingredients, this trip.)
My favorite sushi bar served up this toasty tea which I like very much, and I have demonstrated great lack of restraint by tearing into it upon ariving home. It is not fancy, just satisfying in a homey kind of way.
I’m in agreement here not the best or worst Oolong I’ve had. Kinda reminds me of what you get at a Chinese restaurant. If you put a bad of the Oolong and Dynasty’s Hojicha together you almost get the same taste as Dr.Tea’s coffee tea for a fraction of the cost and can take it almost anywhere.
Not such a bad tea in my opinion…incredibly cheap and has more of the “popcorn” flavor than a loose leaf Genmaicha that I bought….it’s good to have on hand at work when I don’t have steeping devices
I tried this awhile back when I was getting into teas. It’s very cheap tasting and leaves much to desire from it. I would save the $2 and avoid it. It isn’t the worst tea, but it’s nothing really good about it. Very weak and not very good at all.
Not bad—certainly not the best Oolong I’ve ever had, but certainly not the worst.
For me, there was no sense of bitterness and even with a touch of sweetener it retained its identity.
Travels decently and in short is not a bad tea bag Oolong.
So this is hardly an epic, awesome tea (Dynasty teas simply aren’t ever going to appear with such words attached to them) but I just LOVE the name. Chinese Restaurant tea.
Many of the Chinese restaurants around here will serve jasmine tea or oolong tea with your meal…not wishing to take any chances, Dynasty blends a mix of oolong and jasmine with a bit of green tea tossed in for their teabags, and I would swear to you that at least half the restaurants around here (the ones on the cheaper end of the scale) use the Dynasty blend. This leaves me wondering which came first. Did the Dynasty brand base their ‘Chinese Restaurant’ flavor on what Chinese restaurants are serving, or are all these Chinese restaurants serving Dynasty’s tea because the name implies it’s exactly what they should be serving? Chicken or egg?
Anyway, I like it. This is the flavor of tea I was exposed to when I was a child. I grew up on it. It’s a good, strong tea that cuts the grease and tastes great with most kinds of food, so it makes me happy.
It tastes like ass.
That’s my initial reaction here.
I mean, I’m not expecting greatness here. This is from the same company that brings you “Chinese Restaurant Tea,” a delightful name for a blend that is pretty decent, actually. But this tastes pretty bad. Very grassy, but not in a good way. This is like the scraps of grass that get blown on the sidewalk by the mower and get trodden on by people until they’re blobby little green smudges on the concrete. Also left out in the sun too long. Yucky and slightly rotten.
I’ve had genmai cha tea before, and it tasted OK, but in this incarnation it’s pretty nasty. This is a teabag, FYI. It was pretty cheap. And it turns out that there’s a reason for that.
One of my old reliables at certain chain stores. Milder than teas like Red Rose or Lipton.