Organic Jade Oolong Tea, Lot 667

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Honey, Vegetal
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Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by LuckyMe
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 3 oz / 80 ml

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  • “Call me weird but drinking a tea that not only tastes good, but also has bang for the buck adds a certain satisfaction to the experience. Though I enjoy fancy high mountain oolongs, they can be...” Read full tasting note
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From Taiwan Tea Crafts

Jade Oolong is one of our favourite everyday tea made by one of our favourite growers who also happens to be a neighbour. Needless to say, we love our neighbours… Sadly, Jade Oolong is not as common these days as growers tend to favour the hardier, higher yielding Four Season strand. This Winter crop is a pleasant surprise. Nice even rolled hand-picked organic leaves are sealed with fragrance and flavour with no hint of harshness; signs of a well-made quality tea from an experienced maker. A pleasant buttery, corn-on-the-cob aroma precedes the first sip. Then, a bouquet of subtle, pastoral flowers accompanies the smooth, silky slightly sweet vegetal notes. This is an easy drinking tea that welcomes indulgence. There is no worries in doing so with such a quality tea!

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Call me weird but drinking a tea that not only tastes good, but also has bang for the buck adds a certain satisfaction to the experience. Though I enjoy fancy high mountain oolongs, they can be expensive and I’m always on the look out for good value teas. I love being surprised every once in a while by a humble jin xuan or some other inexpensive low elevation tea. One such tea was BTTC’s Old Style Dong Ding from a few years ago.

I picked this up in the hopes of finding a good daily drinker and maybe something more but unfortunately this one did not pass muster. This has a very basic oolong taste. Actually its vegetal taste makes it more like a green tea and it suffers from a lack of aromatics. There’s a honeyed sweetness to it but no real depth, texture, or mouthfeel to speak of. The washed out taste reminds me of the last steeping of a higher quality oolong. It does cold steep well so that’s how I’ll drink the rest of it. The old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ certainly applies here.

Flavors: Honey, Vegetal

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 80 ML
Bluegreen

Hi LuckyMe. What do you think about Taiwan Tea Crafts? I noticed that I reviewed quite a few teas from them and your ratings have been oscillating widely from low 60s to 100. I am considering ordering from them and I am curious if such a wide variation reflects your exacting personal preferences or if their teas offerings are really uneven.

LuckyMe

Bluegreen, TTC generally has good quality tea and I would recommend them for Taiwanese oolongs. That being said, single origin teas can vary wildly from one harvest to another and last year’s teas were generally not as good as the ones I’ve had in previous years. It was true not only of TTC, but Taiwanese teas from other vendors as well.

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