Having a love affair with Flavored Oolong teas
I have recently been sipping my way into flavored oolong teas and have literally fallen in love with a yuzu berry and pomegranate oolong a passion fruit green oolong and an acai berry green oolong that I got from www.tealiciousllc.com they are must try’s if you are a fan of oolongs. I just can’t determine which one I like the best. I must say I did find the green oolongs very interesting have not had the opportunity to try many of this variety of tea.
Have you tried a lemon green oolong? I’ve got one that I think is awesome because the two flavours just suit each other so nicely. That combination might also be worth checking out.
I’ve been a bit of a skeptic when it comes to flavored oolong teas. I do enjoy flavored black teas but I’m unsure why it won’t translate over to green/oolong teas. I’m curious to see what the appeal is since I haven’t been super adventurous with my attempts of drinking them.
For some reason I was in the mood for a flavored tea this evening and enjoyed a lychee oolong I was given. Great tea.
So far I enjoy flavoured oolongs, but my one experience with ‘pure’ oolong went horribly. I’m still afraid to try it again yet because I have an automatic nauseous stomache when I think about it. Might take a while to get over that taste aversion.
I am sorry to hear that, I think I got lucky when I went to Janet’s Special Teas and she told me to purchase the oolong she had just put on the shelf and she went through the steeping process with me, even taking the time to brew some to illustrate the process. I loathe green teas (unless I am having some with my brother he knows what he is doing). All it takes is one experience to make all others a terror, if we lived closer I would have you over for an oolong tea party and we’d fix that horrible experience.
Some oolongs totally make me nauseous. :( I haven’t really pinned down what does it for me, I need to expand my horizons and try more I think.
OMGsrsly im on oolong kick lately, dont know what happened to me. i do experience nausea or headache sometimes and usually with green kind oolong. Roasted never gave me any issues.
:) It’s really weird, because I mostly drink greener oolong (Sil and Dexter insist on sending me all the unknown samples they get!), but only some of them make me feel gross. I don’t really care for most roasted ones.
I am generally not a fan of flavored oolongs, but I do have an exception. Butikiteas has a grape flavored oolong that was pretty amazing. The oolong flavor is complemented and not masked. I would recommend that one. I would never have ventured out and tried it, but a gracious sample was offered. Much love to the butikiteas flavored oolong.
Ohh, I’ve forgotten about that. That may have been the yummiest flavoured oolong I’ve had yet, and far more subtle than the David’s Tea ones I am used to!
Yes, DAVIDs oolongs are high in fruit flavours and low in oolong, but I have only tried “long life” and “happy kumboucha”
I’ve been getting pretty into flavored and unflavored oolongs recently, and I like them both. Some high quality unflavored oolongs can taste like they were flavored! I find them delicious on their own, and I find I enjoy flavored oolongs more when they complement the flavors in the base oolong well. My favorite flavoring for oolongs is florals: magnolia oolongs, orchid oolongs, etc. I’ve tried the Rose Oolong from Tea Licious, which is good if a little erratic as far as the primary flavors go, and I have a flavored oolong called “Shalimar” from ESP Emporium that is very tropical fruity, if not especially oolongy. I have to say the passion fruit oolong has me intrigued!
I pretty much only like flavored black and green teas, but I have fallen in love with a number of unflavored oolongs, so I’m trying to explore those before I start trying a lot of flavored oolongs (florals excepted, I guess).
Acai berry oolong sounds really good! I definitely have a weakness for flavored oolongs- it’s very sweet, but I love Lupicia’s Melon Oolong! For iced tea, New Leaf’s variety of flavored oolongs are addictive and quite incredibly delicious!
I love flavored oolongs! Lupicia’s melon, pineapple, and momo oolongs are all amazing. Naivetea’s lychee oolong is superb as well – I steeped it about seven times and poured each steep into a pitcher for iced tea, so good.
In my opinion, no one does flavored oolong better than Naivetea!