Pouchong Oolong

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Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea
Fruity, Pine, Vegetal, Fishy, Bok Choy, Broth, Fish Broth, Mushrooms, Plums
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185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 237 ml

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After years of searching, we’ve finally found the ultimate Pouchong Oolong. So what makes it so special? The natural floral aroma, with each leaf rolled in a signature style to preserve the fragrant tea oils. It’s grown in the Wenshan area of Taiwan, known for its beautiful landscape, clean water and fertile soil. The tea estate sits on a high hill overlooking a fresh, pure reservoir. And the difference comes through in the cup: fresh, complex and vegetal, with hints of ripe fruit and pine. Trust us – it was worth the wait.

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3 tasting notes

I got this couple of month ago, but I have been drinking Oolong’s for years now. It has amazing Vegetal and ripe fruit taste. I don’t recommend drinking this tea after 6pm because it can interrupt your sleep.

Flavors: Fruity, Pine, Vegetal

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 240 ML

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235 tasting notes

Tried this on a whim today, and I’m not sure how I feel about it – there are other straight oolongs I like better than this one, but it definitely wasn’t a bad cup. Maybe it was the milk addition that made this taste slightly off – if I ever have it again, I’ll definitely have to try it plain. As it stands, though, I have to rate it as I make it.

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52 tasting notes

The wet leaves are almost like a mild milk oolong and the leaves are a lovely bright green. At first, the taste has less going for it than the odor, but as it has cooled, it has taken on more distinctive oolong-ness: vegetal and also a bit fishy. It’s not knocking my socks off – the second infusion is a bit less so than the first. For this first time out, I followed David’s suggestion of 1 ¼ tsp in 8 oz at 185. I think next time I’ll try it in the gaiwan and see if that gives it more oomph.

Flavors: Fishy, Vegetal

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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2973 tasting notes

Sipdown! 987. Tasty pouchong, nice and vegetal and buttery, and lasts for a good number of infusions.


Was this one of those uber expensive ones? I don’t remember seeing it on the shelf last time


It’s possible. I don’t honestly pay much attention to prices since I’m just getting tiny bits, usually.


Yeh I do the same thing. Unless I fall in love with it like I did lala lemon


That’s a cheap one though, IIRC!


yah compared to the premium ones it is super cheap lol

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17 tasting notes

Mmm not gonna rate this one because its not up my alley at all. I don’t find it particularly floral or plum like at all… Instead I am getting mushroom and almost…. Idk. Its like I’m eating meat, like beef, the way it tastes as it touches my upper palate??? its just not a very refreshing taste. I dunno. Its weird. Not my thing.

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552 tasting notes

1.5 tsp for 300mL water @85C, steeped four minutes thirty seconds.

Pine and plum notes for sure, though the pine is stronger. A note I dislike in tea: I don’t know if this is called ‘vegetal’ or what, but there’s a a taste and scene that reminds me of scallops. I’ve detected it in some green and white teas, and I don’t care for it — well, not in tea. Scallops on my plate is another matter. Some shea butter notes in the aftertaste.

Flavors: Bok Choy, Broth, Fish Broth, Mushrooms, Pine, Plums


Fish broth? ewww

Michelle Butler Hallett

Yeah. I’ve not tried to make a second cup. I don’t want scallops in my oolong. Add a pinch of salt to this tea and you’re halfway to soup. Not for me.

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1794 tasting notes

Enjoying this cold-brewed, today

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71 tasting notes

With a bit of a Summer cold because of the sudden change in the weather it was great to have two new Oolong teas to try. Of the two the lighter plum notes of this one was very therapeutic to the senses and made it nice to drink during the recovery period. It helped to give a needed boost of energy for the times I wasn’t resting in bed. I would recommend this to anyone who was after a refreshing and healing tea.

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239 tasting notes

Dry Leaf Nose: Plum aroma.

Liquor: Green-gold and clear with a fine floral aroma, laced with notes of ripe plum and pine.

Flavour: Excellent, fresh flavour with extreme floral notes up front. Followed by plum, ripe fruit, a fresh hint of pine, and a bit of a vegetal component. Very complex. Lingers on the palate leaving an excellent ‘oolong glow.’

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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