Himalayan Jade Oolong Tea

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This delicate, high quality Oolong is comparable to the best Green Oolongs from Taiwan, with complex flavor with a subtle sweetness. Orchid-like taste made from the very first flush of the year capturing the flavour of spring, mountain-fresh.

With an oxidation level at about 15%, our Himalayan Jade is very lightly oxidized and is as close to a green tea as you’ll find in an oolong. Experience oolong like you have never experienced before, our Himalayan Jade is a rare delight.

3g per cup (8oz/250ml)
Steep 3-5 min

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121 tasting notes

This wonderful teas’ leaves don’t look anything like any oolong I’ve ever had. They’re not balled. Instead they’re twisted. They’re not uniformly colored or monochrome either. Instead, they’re a mixture of brown, gold, green and white leaves. The aroma is more hay and straw than anything else.

Once brewed, the leaves produce a wonderful orange liquor that, while clear, reminds me of sherbet. The brewed aroma smells more of a light Chinese green. Not so much grassy as artichoke-like but not heavily so.

The flavor is light, easy on the palate and smooth. While there is some astringency and a light drying of the palate it’s subtle. Flavors of straw and hay combine with notes of a floral undertone which seems to add some sweetness to the brew.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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35 tasting notes

I’ve been busy with stuff lately and haven’t really had time to sit down and write a nice review after having a cup of tea.

I got this tea through a contest I won from SafaHimalaya (thanks!). There were two small packets of oolong (jade and night) along with my 55g of Himalayan Spring First Flush Black Tea. I was in the mood for an oolong and decided this one would do.

The smell of the loose leaf is just amazing. Has a slight floral smell to it, with a nice sweetness to it.

The liquor is a nice pale yellow color. First infusion in my oolong pot http://www.flickr.com/photos/gpudlowski/4608939561/ … The taste is very light. Almost reminds me of a green tea in a way. It has a very faint floral taste to it and seems quite naturally sweet. With each additional steeping, it seems to just keep getting sweeter and sweeter. I used my Samovar Oolong teapot, so it made many many nice small infusions. Dry leaf in my oolong pot http://www.flickr.com/photos/gpudlowski/4609546672/Macro of dry leaf in pot http://www.flickr.com/photos/gpudlowski/4608938915/ …. Size comparison of the pot to my hand http://www.flickr.com/photos/gpudlowski/4609547206/

Overall, this is a nice light oolong. I would definitely consider buying it when I run out of what I have currently.

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596 tasting notes

Extremely light green oolong. Light as a Bao Zhong, but without the sweetness. Green/floral notes. Refined.

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61 tasting notes

Some flavor and aroma, but could be more rounded in other aspects. Score of 81. Review #271 on Walker Tea Review.

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