Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea
Flavors
Creamy, Evergreen, Floral, Freshly Cut Grass, Pine, Smooth, Spinach, Sweet, Thick, Vegetal
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Caffeine
Medium
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Average preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 8 oz / 236 ml

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From Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

Medium-bodied with a rounded texture, our Oolong Needle has a fragrant aroma with a complex taste. With a rich taste, slight bitterness, and a fresh green flavour profile. As it is left unroasted, one would be able to taste the freshness in every cup. The production of Oolong Needle tea, involves light steaming, rolling, and drying. Compared to traditional Oolong tea, it is uniquely rolled into a needle-shape in the same manner as Japanese Sencha.

Taste: Balanced
Body: Medium
Texture: Round
Length: Long
Harvest: May
Tea Cultivar: Yabukita
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: Unshaded
Processing: Lightly Steamed, Rolled, Dried

About Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms View company

It started with a single cup of tea. As the legend goes, our president Akihiro Kita, or Akky-san, visited Wazuka, Kyoto one fateful day. At the time, Akky-san was still a college student in search for life's calling. After trying the region's famous Ujicha (literally meaning tea from the Uji district), he immediately fell in love and his passion for green tea was born. He had finally found what he was looking for in that one simple cup of tea. After fifteen years of learning to master the art of growing tea from tea farmers in Wazuka, Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms was born and as they say, the rest is history. So what's an Obubu? Obubu is the Kyoto slang for tea. Here in the international department we call ourselves Obubu Tea. That's "Tea Tea" for the bilinguals. We love tea so much, we just had to have it twice in our name. Now Obubu means more than just tea to us. It means, family, friends, passion and the place we call home. More than just tea. Though the roots of Obubu stem from tea, it has become more than that over the years. Obubu is an agricultural social venture, operating with three (1) bring quality Japanese tea to the world (2) contribute to the local and global community through tea (3) revitalize interest in tea and agriculture through education.

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Sipdown! (15 | 467)

Finishing off the last sample packet of this from a 2020 subscription package.

It’s intriguing that they call this an oolong. I’m not sure what the difference is versus their sencha – both say they were lightly steamed, rolled, then dried. Nevertheless, it tastes like a delicious light sencha to me. Very smooth even thought it was steeped for two minutes, sweet and creamy with a slight evergreen aftertaste. Overall it’s quite light and fragrant with hints of floral. I will say the color is different – a sort of light golden brown versus green.

Anyway, quite enjoyable. I have a newer batch of this tea as well, so I’ll have to see how that ones tastes.

Flavors: Creamy, Evergreen, Floral, Freshly Cut Grass, Pine, Smooth, Spinach, Sweet, Thick, Vegetal

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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