Tiger Monk

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
Flavors
Grass, Malt, Roasted Barley, Cocoa, Honey, Stonefruits, Wood, Cream, Flowers, Ocean Breeze, Seaweed
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec 4 g 30 oz / 886 ml

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  • “I have to admit that I have difficulty western brewing Oolong's ( I only have one that I brew that way on any regular basis). There is something about the complexity of tastes, the spice and the...” Read full tasting note
    yyz 378 tasting notes
  • “I admit, I did not steep this according to the directions. Once I saw that the flavor was supposed to be smokey, I knew 6 minutes would be too much for me. Instead I have done several infusions....” Read full tasting note
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    Zimaleah501 301 tasting notes
  • “Backlog: Toast! I love the sweet, nutty, roasty-toasty flavor of this tea. It also has a nice creamy note to it. Later infusions, I began to discover some peach-like notes, notes of charcoal,...” Read full tasting note
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    LiberTEAS 4423 tasting notes
  • “I received this as a sample - a very delicious tea. The dry tea reminds me of Milk Oolong -- tight little buds. The taste and smell of the tea is reminiscent of a roasty big red robe only more...” Read full tasting note
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    Cherabee 26 tasting notes

From Temple Road

Inspired from the power, strength, and courage of the Tiger Warrior Monk in the great and millennial tradition of Chinese martial arts, the distinct woody and smoky aromas of this triple roast, medium fermentation, high mountain oolong tea combine with exquisite balance to create this strong, rugged yet smooth taste. Aroma: Smoke, Wood, Wheat Flavor: Strong, Deep, Malt

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21 Tasting Notes

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369 tasting notes

I received a free 10g sample of this from Temple Road. Thank you so much for allowing me to try this tea!

The tea arrived in a vacuum sealed package with detailed steeping instructions! Needless to say the packaging was amazing. I am a huge fan of roasted oolongs so it took me all of 10 sec from the time I got home to ripping open this package. This tea did not disappoint. A nice roasted flavor. As it cool the sips hint at sweet cinnamon and a bit of caramel. I believe I mayve shortened the steep time too much. 6 mins seemed really long! I will let this go the full amount next time. I really enjoyed this one. I will be adding this to my wishlist.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Temple Road Tea

Hi TeaTiff, Max here. Thank you for taking the time to review the Tiger Monk, we’re glad you enjoyed it. It’s great to connect with roasted oolong fans, we’ll be keeping track of your reviews! As a token of our appreciation we’d like to send a little treat your way. Look for an email from us in the next 24 to 48 hours. Cheers!

Temple Road Tea

A New Tea Is Out! You’ll receive a free 10g sample of the Crane Monk Light Oolong Premium Tea for previously reviewing the Tiger Monk. Simply send an email to [email protected] to help us link your Steepster user name to your Temple Road subscribing member email address. Also, feel free to take advantage of our 50% discount offer, go to www.templeroadtea.com. Thank you!

TeaTiff

Thank you Temple Road. I have sent an email. I look forward to trying your Crane Monk.

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Admittedly, I usually lean more towards unroasted oolongs, because I find the flavor profiles cleaner and more identifiably complex, but this might be the roasted oolong to start changing my mind.

As a person who doesn’t necessarily like smoke (and I know there are more of me out there!), smoke or BBQ notes never entered the picture.

In the first steep, there were elements of floral notes, as well as deep vegetal notes — slightly spinach-y, but almost a little darker tasting — all wrapped up in a lovely creamy mouthfeel. The roasted notes came out in the tail of the sip as a nutty, earthy note and that lingered for a while after the sip ended.

In the second steep, the vegetal notes started merging with a rich earthy cocoa note that pretty much dominated the sip. There’s still a lovely creaminess to the cup, but not as much as before. The aftertaste becomes more woodsy and earthy this round, but still has a nice lingering quality.

The third steep is dominantly earthy and woodsy, carrying over the notes from the aftertaste of the second steep and becoming the overall flavor of this one. There are still wonderful cocoa notes underlying this steep as well.

Overall, this was a very tasty and satisfying oolong. Thank you so, so much Geoff and Max from Temple Road for sending this my way.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Temple Road Tea

Hi moraiwe, Max here. Thanks for taking the time to review the Tiger Monk. You made many excellent observations, great! As a token of our appreciation we’d like to send a little treat your way (think you’ll enjoy that one too!). Look for an email from us in the next 24 to 48 hours. Cheers!

moraiwe

Wow! Thank you guys so much!

Temple Road Tea

A New Tea Is Out! You’ll receive a free 10g sample of the Crane Monk Light Oolong Premium Tea for previously reviewing the Tiger Monk. We’ve already received your confirmation email, your tea is on its way. Also, feel free to take advantage of our 50% discount offer, go to www.templeroadtea.com. Thank you!

Terri HarpLady

Heading over to check out the temple road website… :)

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199 tasting notes

A beautifully done oolong! Thanks so much to Geoff and Max for the sample of this, direct from Taiwan. As noted in the description, it is an oolong on the darker side with a complex profile. I get some sweet clover, some wheat, a bit of earthiness — there’s more, but it’s hard for me to pinpoint. The flavor’s very smooth and balanced. The rolled leaves are very dark and crinkly when unfurled, and smell quite woodsy. Excellent!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Temple Road Tea

Hi Tamarindel, Max here. Glad you enjoyed the Tiger Monk. Yes, the tea master’s skills definitely translate into smooth and balanced flavor profiles, exceptional for a roasted oolong if I may say so. Good observation on your part! We’re very grateful for your review and we’d like to show our appreciation by sending a little treat your way. Look for an email from us in the next 24 to 48 hours. Cheers!

Temple Road Tea

A New Tea Is Out! You’ll receive a free 10g sample of the Crane Monk Light Oolong Premium Tea for previously reviewing the Tiger Monk. Simply send an email to [email protected] to help us link your Steepster user name to your Temple Road subscribing member email address. Also, feel free to take advantage of our 50% discount offer, go to www.templeroadtea.com. Thank you!

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9 tasting notes

Having tried a few different Oolongs, this one definitely stands out! I tasted a little bit of every flavour that was posted in the info. Malt, wood, cream, flowers, ocean breeze, and seaweed, they all come together and revitalize the tiger within!

Temple Road Tea

Hello OrganicOswald, Max here. Glad you enjoyed your cup of the Tiger Monk, it does revitalize the tiger within doesn’t it, well said! As a token of our appreciation we’d like to send another little treat your way. Look for an email from us in the next 24 to 48 hours. Cheers!

OrganicOswald

Sweet! That sounds great, I’ll be looking forward to it!

Temple Road Tea

A New Tea Is Out! You’ll receive a free 10g sample of the Crane Monk Light Oolong Premium Tea for previously reviewing the Tiger Monk. Simply send an email to [email protected] to help us link your Steepster user name to your Temple Road subscribing member email address. Also, feel free to take advantage of our 50% discount offer, go to www.templeroadtea.com. Thank you!

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5 tasting notes

Tiger Monk is a fantastic roasted oolong, and aptly named. It has the complexity and body of a good jade oolong and the mouthfeel and chi of a good lightly roasted taiwan oolong. It makes a beautiful cup of tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec 4 g 7 OZ / 200 ML
Temple Road Tea

Hi Ethan, Max here. Thanks for the kind words on the review, concise and to the point! We’d like to send a little treat your way to show our appreciation. Look for an email from us in the next 24 to 48 hours. Cheers!

Temple Road Tea

A New Tea Is Out! You’ll receive a free 10g sample of the Crane Monk Light Oolong Premium Tea for previously reviewing the Tiger Monk. Simply send an email to [email protected] to help us link your Steepster user name to your Temple Road subscribing member email address. Also, feel free to take advantage of our 50% discount offer, go to www.templeroadtea.com. Thank you!

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5 tasting notes

I’m going to assume that this tea is the same one that I got as a sample, “Tiger Monk Premium Tea.”

Leaves are rolled up gunpowder-style, unfurl to half finished origami pieces, dark moss color. The smell that came out as it was steeping was more like fresh ground coffee and even though I don’t like coffee, the scent was pleasing. Once it was done steeping, the taste was strange, the wheat more apparent than the wood or malt. It has a smooth body though, similar to how a dark chocolate bar becomes once its melted in the mouth, enjoyed every sip and was already steeping my second cup.

Flavors: Malt, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 2 OZ / 59 ML
Temple Road Tea

Hi mars1, Max here. Thank you for taking the time to review the Tiger Monk, we’re glad you enjoyed it. The parallel you made with coffee was quite interesting. As a token of our appreciation we’d like to send a little treat your way. Look for an email from us in the next 24 to 48 hours. Cheers!

Temple Road Tea

A New Tea Is Out! You’ll receive a free 10g sample of the Crane Monk Light Oolong Premium Tea for previously reviewing the Tiger Monk. Simply send an email to [email protected] to help us link your Steepster user name to your Temple Road subscribing member email address. Also, feel free to take advantage of our 50% discount offer, go to www.templeroadtea.com. Thank you!

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140 tasting notes

Inexperienced oolong drinker – especially Taiwanese roasted oolong – here. This one is startlingly complex in that the flavor and scent varies more than I assumed, but if I were a more experienced tea drinker, I’m sure I’d be able to sense more than I did. This review is based on the first cup I brewed.

The aroma of the dry leaf is seaweed and ocean, like gyokuro, one of my favorite kinds of teas, so I took pleasure in sniffing the leaves. Meanwhile, the aroma of the wet leaf smells of grilled brussel sprouts (wish I could put that in “flavors”), or some other bitter vegetable. The liquor is light gold; creamy; and light-bodied, yet flavorful; and has an intensely floral and woody aftertaste.

Thank you, Geoff and Max, for this wonderful sample!

Flavors: Cream, Flowers, Ocean Breeze, Seaweed, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 3 g 7 OZ / 200 ML
Temple Road Tea

Hi KiwiDelight, Max here. Thanks for the review, we’re so glad you enjoyed this roasted oolong. We’d like to give you another opportunity to get more familiar with oolong tea, just a little treat to show our appreciation. Look for an email from us in the next 24 to 48 hours. Cheers!

Temple Road Tea

A New Tea Is Out! You’ll receive a free 10g sample of the Crane Monk Light Oolong Premium Tea for previously reviewing the Tiger Monk. Simply send an email to [email protected] to help us link your Steepster user name to your Temple Road subscribing member email address. Also, feel free to take advantage of our 50% discount offer, go to www.templeroadtea.com. Thank you!

KiwiDelight

Wow, that’s very nice of you! I’m sending an email.

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Got my sample yesterday! Thanks Geoff and Max at Temple Road. I was sold on my first cup. I could pick up the smoke aroma and flavour along with malt . In the background was a bit of the milky flavour that is typical of the milk oolongs. I only got one infusion from that cup but today being Saturday I have brewed another. Second infusion the milky flavour becomes less and more of the smoke malt flavour comes through. I am now on my 3rd infusion and I thought I would try something different. Forgive me Geoff and Max but I couldn’t resist. I added some fresh cut up strawberries to the 3rd infusion and I love it. This infusion has given me a very light tasting oolong (it started out very rich and strong) with a light strawberry flavour. I had to purchase this tea because after tasting I just can’t be without it! The shipping is very good coming all the way from Taiwan to Canada.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C
Temple Road Tea

Hi Ubacat, Max here. Thanks for the review, we’re so glad you enjoyed it! And no offense taken about the strawberries, HaHa! In fact, it was quite the creative twist on your part. Looking forward to more of those in the future! As a token of our appreciation we’d like to forward you a little treat. Look for an email from us in the next 24 to 48 hours. Cheers!

Ubacat

Oh that sounds exciting! Thanks.

Temple Road Tea

Sorry, we’re experiencing some delays. Rest assured you’ll hear from us soon!

Temple Road Tea

A New Tea Is Out! You’ll receive a free 10g sample of the Crane Monk Light Oolong Premium Tea for previously reviewing the Tiger Monk. Simply send an email to [email protected] to help us link your Steepster user name to your Temple Road subscribing member email address. Also, feel free to take advantage of our 50% discount offer, go to www.templeroadtea.com. Thank you!

Ubacat

Thanks! I sent you a note.

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