Jasmine Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Jasmine Flowers, Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Floral, Jasmine, Peach, Sweet, Thick, Vegetal, Butter, Honeysuckle, Vanilla, Creamy, Milk
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec 4 g 4 oz / 119 ml

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  • “Many thanks to Ubacat for sending me a sample of this! The instructions on the packet said to put 8g of dried leaf in my gaiwan – which is quite a bit! I measured out how much was in the sample Uba...” Read full tasting note
  • “Good afternoon Steepster. It’s been unusually hot for San Francisco so I haven’t been drinking much tea or other warm beverages. Finally last night things started cooling off a bit. I got this as a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “One of my all time favourite teas is an oolong that contains jasmine, so I was quite excited for this tea, particularly after experiencing the quality of Tea Ave’s other offerings. This does not...” Read full tasting note
    98
  • ““The oolong scents are subdued, but the leaves are only just beginning to open. The first sip awaits… The jasmine bursts across the tongue, naturally sweet, yet not cloying, strong but not...” Read full tasting note
    94

From Tea Ave

Our Jasmine Oolong is prepared using the ancient method, in which the tea absorbs the jasmine flower fragrance during the baking progress, producing a scented tea that’s aromatic and flavorful without using any additives or chemicals.

Jasmine Oolong is a flower tea with a welcoming floral scent and a clean, strong taste, with an enveloping jasmine flavor overlaying earthy oolong undertones. A delicious tea that will transport you to the high mountains of Taiwan. Get ready to breathe more deeply than you have in a while.

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15 Tasting Notes

987 tasting notes

Many thanks to Ubacat for sending me a sample of this!

The instructions on the packet said to put 8g of dried leaf in my gaiwan – which is quite a bit! I measured out how much was in the sample Uba sent me and it was 9.8g, so I didn’t see the point of using 8g and having less than 2g left over and just lingering.

So instead I just split my whole sample in half and did 1 gaiwan’s worth with 4.9g instead. Much more reasonable.

It turned out to be a smart call anyway, since the leaf expanded by a LOT. The first steep was mild, but the second and third steeps were intense: a rich, clear yellow with notes of jasmine, and other flowers. Oddly enough, I also got a sort of “sharp” note underneath that reminded me of mint.

However, I’m not a huge fan of the base. It had that “curly” flavour that I find occurs in lightly-roasted oolongs that I dislike. (“Curly” is the best way I can describe it – it’s a sensation on my tongue that reminds me of the sharpness of uncooked cabbage or kale.)

The later steeps were also mild, but I think that can be attributed to the water cooling down over time. I still have 1 good serving size of this left.

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2815 tasting notes

Good afternoon Steepster. It’s been unusually hot for San Francisco so I haven’t been drinking much tea or other warm beverages. Finally last night things started cooling off a bit.

I got this as a small sample with my last Tea Ave order. Brewing it Western style this afternoon in my new ‘For Life’ green infuser mug. When it comes to jasmine I am a fan of more subtlety so I’m enjoying this today. The base is an Alishan Jin Xuan and it has a sweet, buttercream sort of flavor. The jasmine is present but subtle, and the overall effect is quite relaxing. Of the 3 floral oolongs I’ve tried from Tea Ave, I think the Magnolia is my favorite but this is also quite good, and something I would consider ordering again. Tea Ave has a lot of nice options. :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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894 tasting notes

One of my all time favourite teas is an oolong that contains jasmine, so I was quite excited for this tea, particularly after experiencing the quality of Tea Ave’s other offerings.

This does not disappoint.

The dry leaf is in tightly rolled green nuggets that smell of sweet jasmine. I steeped 3g in my 50ml gaiwan for one minute. The steeped leaf has an odd roasty fragrance to it that I find slightly off putting.

The tea soup is clear and a very pale yellow. On the palate the tea is thick but delicate. Very smooth, complex jasmine flavour with oolong floral notes behind.

The second steep is more interesting. The soup is a more intense yellow – still fairly pale but vibrant. The scent is complex – jasmine and peach skins – that fresh, juicy, sweet but also slightly tart and bitter flavour that the skin of a ripe, fresh peach has. These notes carry into the flavour as well, and there’s some of that floral vegetal green oolong flavour backing it up.

I went for at least five steepings of this, the flavour remaining delicious through out all.

One of the finest jasmine teas I’ve tried, and one that I will be stocking.

Sample provided by Tea Ave.

Flavors: Floral, Jasmine, Peach, Sweet, Thick, Vegetal

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 50 ML
Ubacat

I love this tea. This takes jasmine to a whole different level.

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“The oolong scents are subdued, but the leaves are only just beginning to open. The first sip awaits… The jasmine bursts across the tongue, naturally sweet, yet not cloying, strong but not overwhelming. The tea has a surprisingly-thick mouthfeel. The taste of oolong is very subdued, much like the aroma had been, but I think the next steeping will open it more.”
Full review here: http://www.createwritedrink.com/2015/03/tea-review-tuesday-review-of-tea-aves_17.html

TeaBrat

this sounds lovely

ashmanra

Nice! This is on my shortlist! I am exchanging the remaining teaspoon of two of my samples for the remaining teaspoon of someone else’s. After I taste those two I will make my final decision on my order!

Spencer

TeaBrat and ashmanra, it was great. I highly recommend this one and (even more so) their Tie Kwan Yin.

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639 tasting notes

This is a very delicate oolong. Light on jasmine. Subtle butter. Little bit of honeysuckle. It’s not as strong as I thought it was going to be and I’m wondering if I did something wrong. The other reviews had me so excited but they truly I feel that I must have gotten a bad batch or something.

Yea… I’m really not picking up those nice oolong and usual jasmine scents or tastes. I may have to get the other one from the other box and see if that one is better.

Sample #2 from the other box. Sorry Tea Ave. I know this one was supposed to be for someone else but there was something wrong with the one I had so I wanted to give it another shot. First steep at 30 seconds and 1 min. Much better then the packet I had. Jasmine is still subtle but I’m ok with that. the more I let it cool down the more I can taste. Second steep, even better. Still not getting as much of that buttery oolong, but that’s ok. To me this is more like something in between oolong and green. A new type of tea!

Noticed something else just now as well. The smell of this sample is much better then my first.

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Sipdown (122)!

Heyoooo! Tasting note 2500! Wow that’s a big amount of reviews…

Finishing this one off hot in a mug, Western style. The base is definitely standing out more tonight than it did last time; it’s so silky and smooth with velvety vanilla notes! The jasmine is much milder this time around – not quite sure why. I still like it and think it’s very natural tasting, but tonight I just can’t get over those vanilla notes. They’re slaying. Sorry, but the jasmine’s supporting the vanilla this time around and not the other way around.

I think this is still my least favourite of my three Tea Ave. samples – but by a narrow margin. They’re all solid teas!

OMGsrsly

Woo! Happy 2500. :)

Cheri

Congrats!

Fjellrev

Way to be busting down that 2500!

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Thank you so much tea ave for the samples for review!

I love jasmine green tea so I was very excited to see this one in my sample pack. I’ve never had a jasmine oolong before! I thought jasmine and green tea were perfect together, but jasmine and creamy butter oolong might be even better. The jasmine lasted through all my steeps (I used a gaiwan) and I was sad when this tea finally faded away. The aroma cup experience with this tea was incredible. With steeps #2 and #3 I got a toffee/burt sugar aroma! Pretty glorious stuff here if sweet buttery sweet green oolong and jasmine appeals to you!

Ubacat

I loved this one too!

Skysamurai

how long did you sleep yours for and how much did you put in ur gaiwan?

Stephanie

I used half my sample pack- about 2tsp leaves I would guess. I used my smallest gaiwan which held about as much as the TeaAve cup would hold, only a couple ounces and did very short steeps that got longer as I went. Sorry, I wasn’t super scientific about it this time!

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647 tasting notes

I left this sample as last to review because—well because jasmine is an old favourite but I’ve grown a bit away from it. Of course, I’ve never had a jasmine oolong but have had plenty of jasmine green teas. Pouring a cup of jasmine tea is pretty much like putting on a favourite old pair of jeans. Well let me tell you—this tea blew me away! I’ve never had a jasmine tea like this one before.

My first hint I was in for a real treat was smelling the jasmine as the dry leaves sat in the warmed up gaiwan. Intoxicating floral jasmine. Mmmmmmm.

I didn’t use boiling water like Tea Ave recommended. It just seemed like such a high temperature for the oolong (Although now that I’ve brewed this tea, I can see it could take really high temperatures) I used 205F. First infusion was amazing. From the aroma cup I could smell jasmine, vanilla & honeysuckle. I think my interpretation of honeysuckle was just the jasmine and milky notes combining to create what my brain was getting as honeysuckle . When I tried the tea, I slurped it down so fast. More floral jasmine, honeysuckle, buttery , creamy, vanilla. It is soooooo good. Every time I smell it, I feel like a bee intoxicated by a flower. I’ve made it to the 6th brew so far and notes and flavour are still amazing (but are a little bit fainter only on the 6th).

I like what Tea Ave says in their description “Get ready to breathe more deeply than you have in a while.” Ha! I can’t stop breathing, sniffing, and slurping. I am in tea heaven.
I will definitely have to buy this tea when their store is open. I am rating this tea at 100. It’s been ages since I’ve rated a tea that high.

For anyone who loves buttery & floral you will love this tea.

Edited: Just wanted to add I’ve got up to 10 or 11 infusions with this tea because I loved it so much. The intoxicating aroma dropped off but it was still a good creamy jasmine oolong cup.

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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84 tasting notes

I finished off my sample of this and got quite a few steepings from it. Beautiful jasmine aroma and buttery oolong, which I enjoyed. I also gave a cup to my husband who initially said ‘mmm good’ after taking a sip but then after drinking the cup said he didn’t care for it so much as it reminded him of ‘olive leaves or something’. :)
I put the leftover brewed leaves in a jar with water in the fridge overnight and was treated with a gorgeous glass of iced tea the next day. The color of this brew struck me as so beautiful – it was such a perfectly clear golden yellow and simply lovely to look at. The flavor was perfect as well; crisp and floral without a hint of bitterness.

(Note:) I originally wrote this review on April 25th but hadn’t posted it at the time, and ten days later my husband had to return to hospital after our short time back home. Although we hoped he would be returning home again that never happened. And despite everything, he took his last breath November, 2015.
Over the past months I have read this saved review many times and have recalled this moment, and am now sharing it here. To remember this moment spent with my beautiful husband, so brave, so loving. Always my sweet angel, always my love.

Dexter

So sorry for your loss…. thinking about you. :((

Nicole

So sorry to hear this.

Tamarindel

So sorry, caile :(

__Morgana__

I’m so sorry, Caile. Strength and comfort to you and your family.

Fjellrev

I am so sorry, caile. :(

boychik

So sorry for your loss

OMGsrsly

♥ I’m so sorry to hear.

Roswell Strange

So sorry. Thoughts are with you <3

mrmopar

You still have an angel looking over you. Hope there is comfort for you. I lost my Father this year as well. It is tough but remember the good and happy times.

Sil

I’m so sorry for your loss Caile.

gmathis

Caile, thanks for sharing this sweet memory. Praying that great peace surrounds you during these hard days.

caile

Thank you all for your kind words and condolences – I will hold these comforts close.

mrs.stenhouse12

So sorry to hear about this caile. Hugs to you and my thoughts are with you, happy you have great memories to cherish! ♥

TeaExplorer

My thoughts are with you. It’s comforting to know you have some good memories to hold on to. ♥

Lindsay

So sorry for your loss. <3

Rosehips

Thank you for sharing this. I’m so sorry.

Xxxxx

OMG! My breath stopped when I read this. I hope tincture of time is helping you to deal with your loss. You have my sincere condolences.

caile

Thank you very much for your condolences Whiteantlers (and to everyone else here as well). xo It takes my breath away too.

Lee

Oh I just read this Caile!! I am sorry for your loss. I am glad there are lots of friends here on Steepster. I am glad I came back today.

caile

Thank you Lee!
I saw that you were back today – I have been up to reading tea reviews lately and was glad to see yours.

mrmopar

Caile good to see you back. I hope you are doing well.

caile

So kind of you to think of me mrmopar. Thank-you.

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I have never had jasmine scented oolong, only white and green tea, so this will be interesting!

With a base of Jin Xuan, this tea has a very creamy scent after the first infusion. The wet leaves smell of buttery cream and jasmine flowers! Using a taiwanese scent cup set, the aroma of the tea is really light and sweet jasmine with hints of cream. The liquor is a pale yellow green and after drinking some of the tea I’m impressed by just how clean the mouthfeel is. There’s a cooling sweet sensation that stays in the mouth. The tea is so light and delicate, a real plus for a jasmine tea, as they can easily be overly flavored and come out soapy tasting.

One thing I love about Jasmine is that if you get a delicate enough one, the flavor is somewhat reminiscent of pink bubble gum. This one definitely has that quality, but the added creaminess of the Jin Xuan cultivar is a real treat. This is a wonderful pairing. One of the problems I’ve had with many of the scented oolong teas I’ve had before is that the base oolong tea was not a very great quality one and had too much of a vegetal or bitter flavor that overpowered the floral tastes.

I’ve noticed in my experiences with tea over the years that you can usually tell a poor quality oolong by the fact that the leaves come unrolled rather quickly and it oversteeps easily. With quality oolong in a gongfu style, they aren’t fully opened until the 3rd-5th infusion, whereas with cheaper ones, they tend to open fully by the 2nd-3rd. That said, this tea does not overbrew easily and opens more gradually, giving you more variation in flavor from one infusion to the next. By the third infusion, the leaves are not yet fully open and the flavor is still creamy and floral, not too strong. Still tastes clean and not dry or bitter at all.

By the 4th infusion, the aroma cup is giving off hints of buttercream and french vanilla. The tea now tastes very buttery and sweet, and the jasmine has a little more of a kick to it, though not overpowering still. The leaves are just about fully opened now. I am going to end the review here as I anticipate the next infusions will not be distinct enough to describe too differently. Overall, the flavor becomes more buttery and rich as you infuse it further, more creamy. The pairing of Jin Xuan (Golden Daylilly or “Milk” Oolong) with Jasmine really works well. This tea may be well-suited to those who like Jasmine but can’t stand when it is heavy and in-your-face.

Another great tea from Tea Ave. I’m really looking forward to their grand opening. There are so many teas I want to try!

Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Jasmine, Milk, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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