Lemon Ginger Cookie Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Ginger, Lemon Myrtle, Oolong, Organic Flavours
Flavors
Creamy, Floral, Ginger, Lemon Zest, Smooth, Sweet, Roasted, Lemon, Citrusy, Spicy, Cookie
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Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by CHAroma
Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 307 ml

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  • “Trying to satisfy my cookie cravings with tea? (It’s not working. I want cookies.) This tea isn’t too bad; it’s a bit astringent but I believe I oversteeped it by a decent amount. Both lemon (good...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Love You Oolong Time! I got a sample of this in the Here’s Hoping Traveling Teabox (thanks tea-sipper for organizing and to whoever contributed this!), and it appears to be the original blend,...” Read full tasting note
    85
  • “Sipdown (309) My day started with 326 teas and my goal was to get to 310 though when I browsed my cupboard I came across a few teas I forgot to remove. So because of that and my sipdowns from the...” Read full tasting note
    78
  • “Forgot to log this one from a few days ago. Something about the flavours in this blend seems disjointed to me. The ginger is too up in your face and not enough cookie. The lemon is subtle...” Read full tasting note
    80

From 52teas

This was one of the suggestions I got for the new blend in the 12 Teas of Christmas set. I liked the idea so much I decided to make it NOW rather than save it for the gift set. Fujian oolong, ginger and lemon myrtle combined with organic flavors make this a treat you won’t want to miss out on. It will warm your bones and please your palate.

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19 Tasting Notes

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4541 tasting notes

Trying to satisfy my cookie cravings with tea? (It’s not working. I want cookies.) This tea isn’t too bad; it’s a bit astringent but I believe I oversteeped it by a decent amount. Both lemon (good lemon, no cleaner) and ginger are present in the flavour, but there isn’t really anything cookie-like. It would be better without the astringency but nothing spectacular.

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564 tasting notes

Love You Oolong Time! I got a sample of this in the Here’s Hoping Traveling Teabox (thanks tea-sipper for organizing and to whoever contributed this!), and it appears to be the original blend, rather than the reblend. As I’m trying to focus on oolongs this month, and since I’m fighting off a cold I’ve been craving citrus ginger blends, this was a perfect choice!

This tea has a very silky, smooth, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. It steeps up a bold lemon yellow color, and has a very sweet lemony flavor. There are some subtle ginger notes that hit toward the back of the tongue toward the finish of the sip, but they are more mellow than a typical lemon ginger tea, and since I prefer my teas to not be too heavy on the ginger, I prefer the more gentle touch of the spice and the overall naturally sweeter profile. I think what is most unique about the flavor is there is a soft, subtle floral flavor just beneath the citrus, which likely contributes to a lot of the sweetness and mellowing out the heat of the touch of ginger. This is a very nice lemon ginger tea, much sweeter and creamier than any of the other lemon ginger teas I’ve tried recently during “ward off the plague” mode. I don’t normally add sweetener to my teas, but do feel that adding a little sugar makes this a little more “cookie” like; while I really enjoy the tea for what it is, it doesn’t really make me think of a dessert blend.

Full Review: https://teatimetuesdayreviews.wordpress.com/2018/02/13/tea59/

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Ginger, Lemon Zest, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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4520 tasting notes

Sipdown (309)

My day started with 326 teas and my goal was to get to 310 though when I browsed my cupboard I came across a few teas I forgot to remove. So because of that and my sipdowns from the day, I am now at 309 teas and I think I will make my new goal 300 teas for the day. I just gotta channel my inner Sil.

This particular sipdown is courtesy of Arby who sent me a sample of this tea to try. It is a mellow tea and really quite nice. All components are present. The ginger creates warmth and just a touch of ginger flavor. The lemon is soft and creamy and the oolong is just a touch floral underneath it all. There is also a sweetness that combined with the other flavors creates a baked goods vibe that makes for the cookie component. It is a really nice tea, though one that is subtle with its flavors. You don’t get a lot of anything but at least you get a little of everything. Thank you Arby for the share!

Sil

Go you!

Arby

Wow! I thought my three sipdowns were pretty good. Great work!

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1088 tasting notes

Forgot to log this one from a few days ago.

Something about the flavours in this blend seems disjointed to me. The ginger is too up in your face and not enough cookie. The lemon is subtle and lovely, but is no match for the ginger. The roastiness of the oolong seems to contribute to the harshness of the ginger.

Second and third steeps are kinder. The drinking continues.

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656 tasting notes

I loved the idea of this one, but for me it turned out a bit weird. The oolong base is rich, creamy, and floral, which sounds great, but somehow it tastes at odds with the lemon and ginger. I think ginger needs an earthier or maybe just a milder base. Not getting any cookie hints here, which is too bad because a buttery cookie note might actually tie this all together.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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2756 tasting notes

Lots of lemon and ginger (spicy! I love it) but no cookie/pastries and I was hoping for more of the oolong. I’m guessing the citrusy lemon myrtle and ginger are too strong of flavours, so they took over in this steep. It was still really fantastic, and I’d absolutely drink this again.

Flavors: Citrusy, Ginger, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Spicy

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 20 OZ / 600 ML

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117 tasting notes

No cookie. No oolong. Sad face. :( This tea was okay, don’t get me wrong, but it wasn’t what I was hoping for. As a lemon ginger tea it was yummy, but as a lemon ginger cookie oolong it failed. It was tasty for what it was though. :)

sipdown

Flavors: Ginger, Lemon

52Teas

This one is in the process of being reblended – hopefully my reblend will be better. :)

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2870 tasting notes

Plenty of lemon and ginger with this oolong base that looks a little roasted, but doesn’t really taste like it. I’m not usually a fan of ginger, but the lemon makes up for it. I always love the lemon blends from 52Teas! It reminds me of Lemon Meringue Chai… which I actually just had a piece of lemon meringue pie anyway. There doesn’t seem to be any cookie aspect to this blend. The flavor of the oolong gets a little lost under all this lemon. This tea was great for a hot day like today without any lemonade around. I seemed to steep this one pretty well. The second steep had even more lemon bursting from the cup.
Steep #1 // 1 heaping tsp // 8 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 8 min a.b. // ?? steep

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1908 tasting notes

This is a very warm, pleasent tea especially when it’s had a chance to cool off a bit and allow the sweetness of the oolong base to emerge. The ginger is a maybe a touch too much and I would like a bit more cookie flavour but it’s an enjoyable blend.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
LiberTEAS

This is one that will be reblended soon – one of the 52Teas Ambassador’s requested it as their reblend choice to fulfill their Kickstarter pledge.

Jillian

cool :)

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639 tasting notes

The dry leaf aroma is strongly ginger. The brewed tea aroma is lemon. The flavor is a light mixture of the two on a solid oolong base. I think the oolong lends a slightly scone-like note to the tea. It’s definitely more scone to me than cookie. If I add sweetener, it may shift more towards the latter. But I’m quite enjoying this sans additions.

I have had the stomach flu for the past 48 hours. I finally feel better today. This ginger tea is hitting the spot. There’s something pinching in the back of my mouth though. Not sure what that is but certain ingredients have evoked this reaction in me in the past. Maybe the lemon myrtle? Anyway, this is a solid ginger tea. Re-name it Lemon Ginger Scone Oolong and it’d be a complete success. I’ve got two packages of it if anyone wants to try it!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TeaBrat

I would love to. Let me know if you want to swap…

CHAroma

Sending some your way! :)

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