This Foojoy Green Tea is great to have on hand as an “everyday” inexpensive tea. Its favor is more robust than like 100 count boxed green teas on the market. The individual bags are wrapped in paper, however all of the bags in the box are divided up into 3 separate sealed silver foiled bags. This is a nice added benefit.
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Weak weak tea, i can barely taste or smell anything in this tea, nothing but a dull bitterness. Waste of time and money.
Another from the traveling tea box! thanks for including this one, TeaEqualsBliss! I loved the other Foojoy oolong that I tried before, so I wanted to try this one! I steeped it for 90 seconds. (It’s hard to tell with these Foojoy… the other one is supposed to steep for 30 seconds but they don’t really say on their site). So I taste tested as I steeped, and it seemed to get BUTTERY at 90 seconds. This is definitely a buttery oolong, first and foremost! And a little bit vegetal. And I don’t mean a milk oolong, but butter. This isn’t really a floral or peachy oolong either. The second steep is even better after letting the water cool and steeping for two minutes or so. Still has that buttery flavor, just even butterier and sweeter. I think this is the most consistent buttery oolong I’ve had.
I definitely do not care for this tea. Tastes like dirt to me. I suppose the term should be “earthy,” but dirt works for me. It tastes somewhat like a watered down version of Numi’s Emperor Puerh I tried the other day, though it doesn’t have the fishy flavor.
I almost forgot I had this one! Having a mini cuppa. Sending the rest to the Replace Box B and Azzrian
Having a cup of this before sending the rest to Azz.
I forgot how much I enjoyed this!
Thanks so much TeaEqualsBliss for including this one in our swap. I think I’ve reviewed most of the teas you’ve sent me — a few more to go!
I had a Verdant oolong the other day that I really wanted to steep right. Thankfully, I looked on their site how to steep and was surprised that it only needed 25-35 seconds. I know I would have ruined it with a steep time of around 3 or 4 minutes if I didn’t look. The flavor was heavenly with just seconds — I’m shocked with so much flavor so quick. Anyway, I’m worried I’ve been steeping my oolongs for too long now. Should most oolongs be steeped for seconds or does it depend on the tea? I guess I could just taste test them as they are steeping. I’ll play it safe from now on.
This one is special.
First steep – 48 seconds – The leaves are very black, long and twisty. I don’t think I’ve had an oolong like this one before. The infused leaves are green now, barely unraveled and they have an amazing scent, much different from the tea flavor. The flavor starts with a lovely peach, my favorite. Then a tiny hint of grassiness and I could have swore some spice. This one has a nice creme flavor to it. A full flavor. Absolutely delicious.
Second steep – 60 seconds I think this one steeped too hot or too long. It’s kind of bitter. That’s too bad — the first cup was so good.
Third steep – 60 seconds The water is cooler so it tastes sweet again, but it’s missing the peachiness and the creaminess the first cup had. The first cup was the best one, which is unusual for oolongs I’ve tried, but that was probably my fault for the way it was brewed.
With my oolong flavor rating where one is the lightest and most floral and five is the stronger flavor, I’d give this on a three. Probably a favorite oolong of mine, but there are so many of them and they are so different! I will treasure the few cups of this I have left. Sadly, I don’t see it on the FooJoy site, but I don’t think you can buy any teas from their site anyway. How did I possibly survive before tea?
So…I had this, evidently, at a restaurant about a year ago. If it’s where I think it was, my entree was likely so spicy it burnt off my ability to detect all but the most rudimentary flavors. So at the time, I called it “nutty.”
K S sent me another bag to try, sans spicy drunken basil stir fry, and I’d like to amend my previous description. This time around, I’m getting Juicy Fruit. (Which, according to various wiki-think opinions, incorporates banana, pineapple, and peach…and maybe jackfruit, whatever that is.)
Vagueness notwithstanding (on my part), it’s pretty tasty, I know it meets my Cheapster Steepster standards, and there’s always something to be said for a convenient little bag you can tuck in your purse or pocket. Worth checking out.
I have a large tin of this and am sending half of it to my Sororitea Sister LiberTeas very soon!
I have been trying to think of what this aroma reminds me of and I think I finally can put my finger on it! LILY OF THE VALLEY!!!!!
The flavor is that of a very warming and comforting floral oolong with a mouth-watering end sip.
The more I sip the more I like this! I’m shocked this wasn’t already listed in the Steepster Database, tho!
This is a nice floral oolong that is somewhat reminiscent of a slightly grassy green type tea with hints of nuttiness to it. There is a surprising malt-likeness trying to get thru but it all comes back to the floral oolong. A trip from start to finish!
Coworker gave me a few bags of this tea. It has a green paper wrapper. The wrapper says it is a refreshing Sencha tea with a natural “Green” aroma and color.
I like it, as green teas taste great in the afternoon.
If the smell of surburbian green grass is your thing, this is your tea.
So I am going out the door this morning and I notice my wife has a box of International Delights Almond Joy non-dairy coffee creamer cups sitting on the counter. Well who doesn’t like Almond Joy? So I grabbed one and tried to decide what tea will go with this. I started to use puerh and I still may have to try that one next week. I settled on this wuyi oolong thinking the roastiness would work well. I poured the whole container in the cup and it turned this dark tea almost white. This is obviously coconut but not really milk chocolate and only a little almond. I’m a bit disappointed not to get those flavors. I do think half the creamer would have been better. Still it was a fun way to start my work day.
I brewed a cup of this bagged tea with 5 chocolate mint leaves. The result was very good. The oolong is a dark wuyi oolong and is roasty. The mint is a light peppermint taste with a hint of chocolate. The combination really worked for me this morning.
I think I usually use boiling water. Today I used cooler water and a 3 minute steep. Cooler water makes this tea. The roastiness is milder and the sip is milky. Delicious. Upping the rating.
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I really enjoy this one last week but will have to log a review at my next encounter!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this Oolong.
It’s a really nice Wuyi, sweet with hints of smokiness. Toasty! Nice peachy undertones. Overall a very pleasing cup of tea.
I keep a couple different $2 boxes of bagged oolong around for the convenience of when I am too lazy to use the press. Measuring out the tea would add a whole 5 seconds to the process. As cheap as they are, the bags aren’t really a bargain, when you consider how many times loose leaf can be resteeped, unless you are a steep once and throw out kind of person. I digress. Here I am, bag in hand. On the black end of the oolong scale. This is roasty and toasty. You can almost taste campfire in the sip. One of these days I will try a loose version and never look back. I’m pretty sure I am missing a big chunk of the flavor this type tea is capable of delivering. For now, this was a good choice to begin my day. Better than I remembered.
This tea is a great value. It is very rich and full-bodied, but also very dusty. The dust gives it a smoky, slightly astringent flavor that I haven’t encountered in puer before. If you are not a fan of this flavor, rinsing the tea before steeping diminishes the dust problem.
This tea is much sweeter and less dusty than the box labeled “Aged Yunnan Puer Cake Tea” by Foojoy. Very mellow, no hint of astringency. Lacks some of the rich character found in more expensive Puer teas, but a great value!
I have been making daily brew of this for quite some time and enjoying the amber coloring of this tea with it robustness in flavor. I like inhaling the smokiness as it is boiling or steeping and I can honestly say I prefer this Classic Oolong by Foojoy above all else to date.
I have also sampled my Vintage Wuyi Wulong and this is not as good in flavor. It is mild and not at all robust like Foojoy’s Classic Oolong. It holds none of that roasted scent as does the Foojoy.
What I have been able to do is to diffuse the strength found in the Foojoy’s Oolong by adding one bag of the Wuyi Wulong, making this classic oolong less smoky in flavoring. Mind you I prefer the smokiness since it reminds me of the smell of coffee.
I am saying and encouraging coffee lovers wishing to switch to drinking tea to try Foojoy’s Classic Oolong.
I finally opened this China Classic Oolong tea and it is most pleasant in the cup.
Color is a light amber, but with two tea bags it is dark amber with slight toasty note. Mildly fragrant and makes me think of green tea with each cup. I cannot say why but each sip is like I am drinking green tea.
This Oolong will continue to be a regular cup for me in that I can consume it daily, no jitters.
I’m not sure if this tea is the freshest or not and quite honestly I only have it because it was thrown in for free with an order from an online Chinese grocery store I placed. Not sure if this tea is the freshest as it has a light floral taste that is not overwhelming like most floral oolongs that I’ve had before. If anything this tea even when brewed gongfu in a gaiwan has a bit of a washed out taste (for a green oolong) to it and even longer brews just make it bitter. So while it is not really bad to say I definitively will not be picking it up again unless it is given to me for free again as it is not worth the $7.50 they were charging for me. Like most cheap and not so good oolongs this one will follow suit in being sent through my ice tea maker as a semi-don’t care ice tea oolong, although unlike others this is not a cheap oolong that I would buy for the sake of sending through my ice tea maker.
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