Phoobsering Special Oolong

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190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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From Rare Tea Republic

Hand-harvested on one of the first days of the spring season at the pristine Phoobsering garden, these loosely rolled, light green leaves burst open with an intensely sweet, floral aroma of lily of the valley and kaffir lime leaf. A light, golden and long-lingering liquor fills the palate with refreshing notes of fresh sugar snap pea and honeysuckle. This very special, organic tea, is grown at over 6,000 feet.

Origin: Darjeeling
Steep Time: 4 minutes
Water Temperature: 190
Tea per Cup: 3 teaspoons

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2786 tasting notes

Finishing off this sample pack today… I purchased way too much darjeeling last year and still have a massive amount of samples so that’s one thing I do NOT need this coming spring. I do admit it was fun to try all the FF darjeelings but I still have so many. Blah!

This oolong is floral and fruity, I did a tasting note on it months ago so you can check that out if you’re interested.

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280 tasting notes

If I could describe this tea in one word, it would be creamy. And not just for the first infusion, but at least the first three. It continues to have a thick mouthfeel in every infusion.

It is a very pleasing tea, that feels like a mix between a white, oolong, and even green. The taste is subtle, but combined with the creaminess, it is very enjoyable. The first infusion has the best/longest-lasting aftertaste, but with long enough steeps, the tea holds up very well. I think while I wouldn’t go back to buy 50g of this, I’m glad to have sampled. This was the last of the samples from RTR. I definitely have enjoyed their teas and when I’d like Darjeeling again, they’ll be at the top of my list.

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Jim Marks

I used to get a Phoobsering from… TeaG or Upton… I can’t remember which, now. Really good leaf.


This was the first time I’ve had one… I’m intrigued to try more.

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807 tasting notes

Purchased a sample pack of this.
Lily of the Valley is my “birth month” flower so I had to give it a go.
Also was intrigued by the lime leaf.
Deep golden liquor.
Smell is fresh and light.
Very smooth – floral.
I would not say it is astringent at all but rather any astringency is replaced with a freshness that must be from the lime leaf.
Its not “limey” but it does give an ever so slight mouth watery feel that one would get from tasting a lime just without any bitterness or sour.
A little on the earthy side.
With all of that said I find it a tad bit boring.
Nothing is making me want to jump up and down with glee or reorder it considering the price but its a nice mellow relaxing tea.
A little sugar in the raw added gives it a nice boost to the natural sweetness but I only added just a little. Personally I do not find this to be “intensely sweet” as in the description. Its far more floral and earthy to me.
I do enjoy the nice cool feel that lingers in the mouth afterward though.
Would be excellent with some mint added to it!
One down side – for me anyway – is that this tea leaves the back of my throat feeling a little dry.
Will update with more experience with this tea – however only have one more pot worth to brew.

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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