Shalimar Oolong

Tea type
Fruit Oolong Blend
Ingredients
Mango, Oolong Tea Leaves, Passionfruit, Rose Petals
Flavors
Fruity, Mango, Passion Fruits
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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “This is another flavored oolong, although this one does have that formosa base. It's not as roasty as some of them, though, making for a very mild background to the mango/tropical fruit flavors,...” Read full tasting note
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    dinosara 2031 tasting notes
  • “Here we have a flavoured oolong that *Dinosara* shared with me. I quite like fruity oolongs in general, possibly as a result of that raspberry oolong from ACP. That one has made the idea of...” Read full tasting note
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    Angrboda 1311 tasting notes
  • “This is one of those teas I know some else will appreciate more than me. There is just too much going on here. I am glad to have had the chance to try this sample but it just isn't for me.” Read full tasting note
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    RachanaC 432 tasting notes
  • “This is the third time I've enjoyed a glass of this flavorful tea. Twice I had it hot and once iced. I enjoy the fruity, tropical flavors of a hot cup of this tea. I'll be honest, the fruit...” Read full tasting note
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    DRLake66 23 tasting notes

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A beautiful creation which will enchant every Oolong lover. In the Orient, the name Shalimar stands for immeasurable wealth and unlimited power. The name best describes the flair of the lovely, soft, flowery half-fermented tea with the long, slightly curled leaf, flavored with fruity, fresh passion fruit. This wonderful flavor finds its counterpart in the decoration of red aronia berries, bright mango cubes and dark red rose petals whose fragrance lights up oriental nights.

Ingredients: half-fermented tea, aronia berries, mango cubes (mango, sugar), flavoring, rose petals.

Serving Size: 1 level tsp. /6oz serving

Brew Temp: 176 to 194 degree F

Brew Time: 2 to 3 Minutes

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9 Tasting Notes

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2031 tasting notes

This is another flavored oolong, although this one does have that formosa base. It’s not as roasty as some of them, though, making for a very mild background to the mango/tropical fruit flavors, and of course rose. This one isn’t super rosey, partly because it’s got a lot of other flavors going on that are really the stars of the show, but a little of it peeks through. Today the oolong base (apparently I brewed it hotter than I usually do) is a bit nuttier than I remember, which is pleasant. This is a blend I always enjoy and today is no different.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Kashyap

anybody else read this title "shalimar’ and hear the song “sham-a-lam-a-ding-dong?” …eh…must be me :)

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1311 tasting notes

Here we have a flavoured oolong that Dinosara shared with me. I quite like fruity oolongs in general, possibly as a result of that raspberry oolong from ACP. That one has made the idea of flavoured oolong appeal to me (although it certainly depends on what they’re flavoured with )

This one is rose and tropical fruits. Mango and passion fruit and also aconia berries. I have no clue what aconia berries taste like.

The aroma is rather tart, and I’m easily picking up on the passion fruit. The tartness of the aroma smells sort of juicy and bright orange-y red. I wonder if that’s the berries. I can’t find much in the way of mango at all here.

The flavour is unexpected. The first thought at the first sip was something along the lines of, “nutty, what?”. It’s a sort of mix between walnuts and hazelnuts, but it’s unmistakably nutty and wee bit woody, and it’s especially evident on the swallow and in the initial phase of the aftertaste. This stuff may smell like the colour of flame, but it tastes decidedly brown.

Second sip brings me some fruit, and again it’s primarily passion fruit. Slightly weird tasting passion fruit, which must be the influence of those berries. If I knew what they were supposed to taste like, it would have been a lot easier. I’m not getting all that very much out of it than just the passion fruit, so this tea isn’t making me all that much wiser, apart from a suspicion that they’re probably somewhat tart in flavour. On the other hand, aren’t must berries kind of tart in flavour?

I’m getting nothing in the way of mango, but the more I sip, the more I’m getting a floral top layer of rose. I’m not super keen on floral teas as most of them are either too perfumed or dusty tasting. I’ve met a few that were surprisingly nice, but in general it’s not something I have actively sought out on my own. This one has a rather strong floral note there, but it seems somehow detached from the rest of the flavour. Like a roof rather than a top layer, really. I’m honestly not sure how I feel about that. Generally I would prefer to have the flavour experience a fully integrated one, but in this case I kinda like having the floralness sort of off to one side. It’s easier to deal with there.

I have come to the conclusion that the nutty notes that I’m getting out of this must be coming straight from the base. It’s funny I’ve never really noticed oolongs being so nutty before.

All in all, I’m not sure this is a tea that I would necessarily need to come back to or miss once the sample is gone, but now that I’ve got a cup, it’s quite enjoyable. Just not one I think will stick around in my mind much. As usual, interesting to try though.

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432 tasting notes

This is one of those teas I know some else will appreciate more than me. There is just too much going on here. I am glad to have had the chance to try this sample but it just isn’t for me.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

It sure does sound interesting…sorry it wasn’t your cuppa! :P

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I will be sure to send you some when I finally get your package together. :-)

TeaEqualsBliss

OooooooooO! YAY! Thanks!

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23 tasting notes

This is the third time I’ve enjoyed a glass of this flavorful tea. Twice I had it hot and once iced. I enjoy the fruity, tropical flavors of a hot cup of this tea. I’ll be honest, the fruit flavors do seem to overpower the oolong a bit but I don’t mind.

I made this tea pretty much the same way I’d make black tea. I put two teaspoons of the tea in a strainer and pour almost boiling water over the leaves. I tend to make 2 cups per each strainer of tea, steeping it longer the second time. I add a little sweetener and I’m good to go. (Someday I’ll probably get a gaiwan but for now this will do).

I think the juicy, fruity flavors are perfect for a hot summer day and this tea is wonderful iced.

Flavors: Fruity, Mango, Passion Fruits

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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