Good Fortune Oolong (Se Chung Oolong)

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
Flavors
Astringent, Roasted, Vegetal
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Caffeine
Low
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Not available
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “I’m struggling to figure out what, exactly, this tea tastes like. Roasted vegetables, maybe? The beginning of the sip tastes like it could be a green tea, but there’s a toasted flavor that lingers...” Read full tasting note
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  • “First time trying an oolong and it reminds me of the teas I’ve tried in the past with my dad. I guess I just didn’t know that I was drinking an oolong back then. The tea is very delicious but I...” Read full tasting note
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This Oolong brought to you from Fujian province China has a more subtle Oolong character than most due to it being formented for a shorter time. You may also note a slight green tea character which along with the delicate Oolong flavour make Se Chung Oolong’s particularly sought after.

Our Se Chung Oolong is named after Robert Fortune, a Scottish botanist and traveler who traveled to remote areas of China, including Fujian province, in the 19th century to purchase tea plants for the British East India Company. Not only was purchasing the plants prohibited by the government at the time it was also illegal for a European to travel more than a days journey from European ports. So like most tea explorers of the time he disguised himself as a Chinese merchant while travelling.

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I’m struggling to figure out what, exactly, this tea tastes like. Roasted vegetables, maybe? The beginning of the sip tastes like it could be a green tea, but there’s a toasted flavor that lingers in the aftertaste. It’s smooth and silky as you’re drinking it, but a bit of astringency is leaving my mouth feeling dry after finishing my cup. Drinking this was an interesting experience, but not something I’d reach for again.

Flavors: Astringent, Roasted, Vegetal

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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First time trying an oolong and it reminds me of the teas I’ve tried in the past with my dad. I guess I just didn’t know that I was drinking an oolong back then. The tea is very delicious but I don’t really know how to describe the flavors I taste. I do have to say that it tastes better cold than hot because there’s less astringency to it when cold. Will definitely be trying more oolongs in the future.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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