Brandy Oolong, Ruby 18

Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Flavors
Cream, Malt
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “Well. I can certainly say I've never had an oolong like this before! It's so... complex! There is the standard heavy oxidized and roasted aspect that I get with most dark oolongs. Sweet notes of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “More Star Trek before bed and more Oolong. This was received with my recent Tealux order, the name inspired my purchase. In raw form the Oolong is long and thin in the shape of random curls of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I think my taste buds are plebeian when it comes to straight teas. I read Indigbloom's review of this one and thought, wow. She tasted all of that in THIS? My taste buds need work. It's...” Read full tasting note
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  • “mmmm thanks for sharing this with me *Dexter* I am a fan of this one. it has a similar profile to some of the TTC teas that i've had, but there's an under current to this one that makes it a...” Read full tasting note
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From Tealux

Couple years ago, Taiwan tea farmers have been experiencing a new wave – ‘Brandy Oolong’ – a classy and new category of Taiwanese Oolongs. Brandy Oolong’s differ from Black tea in that they aren’t quite fully oxidized, but rather, 85% – 90% oxidized and made according to traditional Oolong processing methods. This series of teas made from Taiwan’s most famous cultivars (Jin Xuan, Qing Xin Oolong, and Ruby 18) are named for their wonderful, rich amber color and drank by connoisseurs from brandy glasses. The newly developed Oolong Ruby 18 is heavily oxidized oolong tea with a strong ‘cultivar’ character in aroma, flavor and taste.

Brandy Oolong is suitable for drinking straight, without sugar, honey or milk. Brandy Oolong is the new favorite and will become Taiwan’s treasures along with Wenshan Pouchong, Oriental Beauty, Classic Dung Ding, Jade Oolong, and Aged Oolong.

The younger generation thinks the Brandy Oolong is very ‘cool’ and really love it!

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7 Tasting Notes

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Well. I can certainly say I’ve never had an oolong like this before! It’s so… complex!
There is the standard heavy oxidized and roasted aspect that I get with most dark oolongs. Sweet notes of stone fruit and barley.
But then, well there is a creaminess I’ve never experienced before. Almost as if it’s a dark milky oolong. Or that deep sugary sweetness you get from milk chocolate, without the cocoa note that is. Just the tone of the sugar.
Hot, I can definitely understand the comparison to Brandy. I imagine if you drank them side by side, there would be many similarities.
Yep, this is quite good. I wouldn’t want it often, but then, I don’t have brandy much either!

Sil

Sounds neat

Indigobloom

You should try it!! I probly won’t want the whole packet…

Terri HarpLady

There was a time when Brandy was my drug of choice… ;)

Sil

you’ve been cuppboar-fied IB :) on the spreadsheet

Indigobloom

Terri, it’s a pretty comforting drink!!
Sil, sweet!

Terri HarpLady

Sounds good! I always loved the taste of Brandy. This way you get the taste without the inebriation :)

Indigobloom

Oh man, I wish I had some with me to compare!!

Kittenna

If there’s enough of this one, I’d love to nab a sample as well! I know there wasn’t a lot though :)

Indigobloom

Kittenna, I think there will be more than enough!

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1082 tasting notes

More Star Trek before bed and more Oolong. This was received with my recent Tealux order, the name inspired my purchase.

In raw form the Oolong is long and thin in the shape of random curls of dark brown colour. Also note there are some twigs/stems present too but not many.

It has a sweet, wooden yet sugary scent. Rather unlike any other Oolongs I have come across. I would say the sugary scent was very similar to raw sugar cane.

It’s steeped scent is much different now, strong and leathery with malt but still the sugar cane is present. Now it’s in-between a black tea and medium-high oxidized Oolong.

Flavour matches it’s new steeped aroma. It’s sweet and smooth with malt and wood tones. It’s not dissimilar from Dian Hong, only much sweeter. Also getting a subtle hint of smoke in the after taste along with some dark fermented fruit.

It’s just bizarre, it’s so similar to a black tea….I keep telling myself it’s an Oolong but the taste buds are refusing it. I love it, will have to definitely buy more of this for the future. Husband loves this one too which is rare for him.

If anyone else is sipping tea and is a Star Trek fan then here is a video for you to sip, watch and enjoy. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCARADb9asE

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

Hahaha I remember that song :)

Ubacat

ha ha Now I hope I don’t always think of that song when I have this tea.

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183 tasting notes

I think my taste buds are plebeian when it comes to straight teas. I read Indigbloom’s review of this one and thought, wow. She tasted all of that in THIS? My taste buds need work.

It’s drinkable. I like the fact that no sugar is needed, as it does have a bit of sweetness to it already. There is no astringency, which is great. I don’t think I’m ready to give up my flavoured teas any time soon, though.

I’m rating this a bit higher than I otherwise would, because I think true straight tea drinkers would really enjoy this.

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

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4889 tasting notes

mmmm thanks for sharing this with me Dexter I am a fan of this one. it has a similar profile to some of the TTC teas that i’ve had, but there’s an under current to this one that makes it a little heavier, and perhaps more to my liking? though i’d need to do a side by side to really figure that out. This is sweet and fruity and dark and twisty. love it! thanks dexter!

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729 tasting notes

WOW – this is one of the strangest straight tea’s I’ve ever drank. This is grape oolong, this is more grape than some flavored oolongs I’ve had. Weird, strange, interesting – in a good way. Wouldn’t say brandy, but this is fruity and GRAPE all the way.
It’s really dark, almost black, with just a hint of oolong woody and then the grape – wow – did I mention the grape?
Thank you so much Ubacat for introducing me to this one. Will pick more up with my next Tealux order.

yyz

Cool, I was thinking of trying this one.

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215 tasting notes

It’s like this tea is just on the border of being a black tea but not quite. It brews up a rich dark color like a black tea with a malty flavor and just a touch of the creaminess. It doesn’t have any bitterness or harshness that I find sometimes in black teas. Well, of course it’s not a black tea. It’s an oolong.
As this cools down a bit more it’s even more delicious. Got caught up in a conversation with my mother in law forgetting about my tea and then I took a sip. Wow! More milky notes coming through along with the dark robust malty flavor. What a treat!

Second Infusion and it seems to lose the milky flavor and less malty. More like a black tea. Not too thrilled with the 2nd infusion but maybe I didn’t use enough tea or didn’t let it steep long enough.

Flavors: Cream, Malt

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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