Balade en Bretagne

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Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Natural Caramel Flavor
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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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  • “I am having this Tea grandpa style and I must admit that today’s cup is my most successful cup in terms of being true to it’s flavouring. I am not sure if this improvement is because...” Read full tasting note
    yyz 434 tasting notes
  • “Now this finally a sample whose donor I can identify – thank you Ysaurella. I liked the oolong-quality of this a lot, the base was lovely and smooth. I think I must have kept it too long, the...” Read full tasting note
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    cteresa 354 tasting notes
  • “I bought this tea in a beautiful tin this afternoon at La Grande Épicerie in Paris. Compagnie Coloniale is one of the oldest tea company in France. They are using a special method to flavour teas :...” Read full tasting note
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    Ysaurella 408 tasting notes

From Compagnie Coloniale

Oolong tea with large tea leaves and Salted butter caramel flavoured , sprinkled with toffee bits.

Thé Oolong grandes feuilles aromatisé beurre salé et caramel, parsemé de pépites de caramel.

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434 tasting notes

I am having this Tea grandpa style and I must admit that today’s cup is my most successful cup in terms of being true to it’s flavouring. I am not sure if this improvement is because the tea is over a year old hence some of the floral notes in the oolong have become muted allowing the caramel notes to shine, or if the tea generally benefits from a longer steep , or if using boiling water to steep it helped to bring out the flavouring. Today’s cup really brought out the creamy butter caramel notes in the tea mixed with a little bit of spice and butter, and a depth produced from the roasting of the oolong. This finishes with a cooling and slughtly drying sensation from the oolong. The caramel is buttery and sweet with a mix of browned butter, sugar and vanilla notes that remind me a bit of skillet toffee. There are also cinnamon and a slightly woody Roasted autumn leaf note which is slightly bitter but which offsets and balances the sweetness. This is quite an enjoyable nightcap tonight.

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What does “grandpa style” mean?

yyz

You keep the leaf in the cup while you drink and ratio it with water as you go. Generally it’s better to top it with water before you drink three quarter of it to keep a more consistent and stronger flavour profile. It works with greens, many oolongs, and white Teas but I have drunk milder black’s and even Sheng Teas this way.

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Now this finally a sample whose donor I can identify – thank you Ysaurella.

I liked the oolong-quality of this a lot, the base was lovely and smooth. I think I must have kept it too long, the caramel notes were there but somewhat subdued, and that was not necessarily a problem, I enjoyed it very much just as it was.

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I bought this tea in a beautiful tin this afternoon at La Grande Épicerie in Paris.
Compagnie Coloniale is one of the oldest tea company in France. They are using a special method to flavour teas : a vapour method (or steam method, no idea which word is most adapted for tea flavouring in English !)

Of course I bought it because it is an Oolong…and because caramel beurre salé is really an appealing ingredient…isn’t it ?

The dry leaf smells incredibly good, caramelly and salted caramel…so noticeable.
Unfortunately the taste of the liquor is less noticeable. This is a light caramel, not an in your face one and this is really ok, a subtle caramel.

But I was expecting more Oolong notes and this Oolong base is a little too much discrete for my taste. This is a buttery Oolong, mellow but too much subtle for my pleasure to be complete.

I’ll play around temperature to see if it changes something for me.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
TheTeaFairy

The idea of this tea sounds really nice though…Interesting method, never heard of steam infused flavours before…did you try others teas that were processed this way?

Oh, and can you take a Canadian fairy with you on your next visit to La Grande Épicerie de Paris?

Ysaurella

Never had before Compagnie Coloniale teas. The brand is really nice.
I should take a Canadian Fairy next time to retain me to buy everything in !
Honeys, cakes, teas …everything ! this Epicerie is out of budget…but sometimes it is so good…just to buy little yummy things…http://www.lagrandeepicerie.com/
ahhh si j’étais riche…;)

TheTeaFairy

Lol, I’m more the kind of fairy that would encourage you to buy everything!! Facile de se ruiner dans un tel endroit!!!

Sil

a canadian heffalump wants to come tooo!

TheTeaFairy

Of course, who could possibly say no to a heffalump???

Ysaurella

I imagine the idea…an heffalump and a Fairy (Canadian of course)+ me in la grande épicerie…a temple where we can find Mariage frères,Kusmi teas,Dammann frères,compagnie coloniale,Fortnum & Mason + 2 or 3 other brands (English and German)….you know what ? I think we should take a a banker with us too…

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Ysaurella, for real I AM a banker, lol! Your plan sounds delightful, I’ll just carry the vault with me, and a LARGE safety deposit box to bring all those precious teas back home!!

Ysaurella

I’m saved so ;)

Sil

haha i almost qualify as being a banker… in that i work for one :)

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