Does this happen to anyone else?
Every time I try mixing a Pomegranate Green with an Oolong, the taste is absolutely disgusting and after steeping the brew smells like a really bad marijuana. Is there a rule of thumb of not to mix fruit with oolong, or green with oolong?
I have several fruity oolongs that are just wonderful! I think you’re just combining two specific teas that don’t really mix. Or you’re making the water too hot for the green and burning it, making your poor oolong taste/smell burnt by association. Maybe try brewing them separately, and then mix the liquors?
Well, I can help here because I’ve personally made this mistake. Before you mix them you must prepare the green tea leaves in the following steps.
1. Use a perfect teaspoon to make sure there’s exactly one spoonful of tea.
2. Put said spoonful into a very large bowl.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until initial container is empty.
4. Allow it to firment for 4.5 hours (central time of course).
5. Empty bowl contents into a large trash can.
6. Drink that delicious virgin oolong.
HA! Yes! Love this! I wanted to be nice and not say it myself, but Oolong is not meant to be messed with! The ONLY oolong combination I like in an oolong/pu’erh blend by Davids Tea (The Skinny), but it’s perfectly balanced (in my opinion). Any other oolong combo i’ve experimented with has been awful.. I much prefer my oolong (flavoured or not) straight up, thank you very much.
Haha clever :P I like my fruity green too much, so I’ll just leave out the oolong
I don’t get why it would be so important for you to want to blend the two. If a particular blend doesn’t work for you, just chalk it up to an unsuccessful blend and move on.
Did I say it was so important for me to blend the two?
No. However, it was important enough for you to create a forum thread on it, rather than just add this to your tasting notes, so it caused me to wonder why it’s so important to you? That’s all.
Lol sometimes it is fun to see if a blend would be successfull. Other times I’ve blended because 1 or both teas were kind of lacking and I wanted to at least try and enjoy what I had left of that tea. (Like Teavana’s Aztec Fire. No matter what I combined it with…just did not work.)