Rhubarb Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Flavor, Oolong Tea Leaves, Rhubarb, Rose Petals
Flavors
Earth, Rhubarb, Smooth, Sweet, Tangy, Tart
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 30 sec 13 oz / 384 ml

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  • “I recently noticed Mastress Alita said she finished this one and I knew I still hadn’t written a tasting note for it, so here it is!  Thank you, Mastress Alita!  This is one I definitely wanted to...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Love You Oolong Time! This one is an old favorite. To me the leaf has such a wonderful aroma, akin to dark chocolate and strawberries, which really draws me in! Brewed up, the tea is smooth,...” Read full tasting note
    100
  • “I got a free sample of this tea with my recent purchase at TeaSource. I’ve never had a rhubarb-flavored tea before and I was quite curious to try it. The dry leaf has a very pretty appearance...” Read full tasting note
    90
  • “I like this very much as an iced tea. I cold brew in the refrigerator overnight in the Bee House pitcher. It is sweet, but not overly so. I don’t really get a rhubarb taste, but a bit of fruity...” Read full tasting note
    83

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This lovely Chinese oolong from Fujian is blended with flavor, rose petals, and rhubarb pieces to produce a tea that steeps up sweet, very smooth, and medium-bodied with a very distinctive fruity-rhubarb tang. It is also phenomenal iced.

Steeping Instructions: Use one rounded tsp. per cup of water at 190-200 F. Steep 3-5 min.

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I recently noticed Mastress Alita said she finished this one and I knew I still hadn’t written a tasting note for it, so here it is!  Thank you, Mastress Alita!  This is one I definitely wanted to try the most.  A darker small bundled oolong with the fragrance of a custardy creamy rhubarb and the occasional rhubarb piece and rose petal.  I love the aroma, but it seems the aroma is stronger than the flavor.  But the flavor is there!  It was probably stronger before.  The flavor is what I had wished for in general though.  The oolong doesn’t get astringent and I like the choice of a slightly darker green oolong to pair with this flavor.  Though it doesn’t taste roasted which is a good thing.  Very consistent flavor.  I don’t taste rose, but I would rather it just stay with the rhubarb custard anyway.  Though the third steep is more sweet than custard or rhubarb. It’s a great oolong base too – I’d love to try it without the flavoring. I really like it!  It reminds me of the glory days of the older Bird & Blend Rhubarb and Custard flavoring but on a lovely oolong.
Steep #1  // 1 heaping teaspoon for full mug // 22 minutes after boiling  // rinse // 1 1/2 minute steep
Steep #2  // 22 minutes after boiling //  2 minute steep
Steep #3 // 2 minutes after boiling // 2 min

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I’m tempted to buy some of this one! But I won’t for now.

Mastress Alita

It’s a really unique flavor; my stock was rather old so I used it up making cold brew jars of iced tea, and this tea makes a really nice and refreshing cold brew! I think the rose adds natural sweetness more than a distinct flavor. Smelling the dry leaf, it sort of has a chocolately smell to the leaf that I really like. I’d be curious to know what oolong is used in the base, too!

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Well, I will enjoy the little I have remaining! Thanks again. :D

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Love You Oolong Time! This one is an old favorite. To me the leaf has such a wonderful aroma, akin to dark chocolate and strawberries, which really draws me in! Brewed up, the tea is smooth, slightly sweet, and has a lovely rhubarb flavor with a mild tangy finish to the sip. The tea has a grounded fruitiness in some very subtle earthy notes from the oolong base, and it just all comes together wonderfully. I enjoy this tea warm, as a refreshing iced tea after an overnight cold brew, and yes, even after my cup has gone tepid! This is easily one of my favorite teas, and a permanent mainstay in my kitchen cupboards.

Full review: https://teatimetuesdayreviews.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/tea27/

Flavors: Earth, Rhubarb, Smooth, Sweet, Tangy

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
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I got a free sample of this tea with my recent purchase at TeaSource. I’ve never had a rhubarb-flavored tea before and I was quite curious to try it. The dry leaf has a very pretty appearance embellished with lots of pink flower petals. While steeping, my kitchen smelled just like stewed rhubarb! After a 3-minute steep, the tea was a warm amber color with a slightly cloudy appearance. I chose to drink it iced and found it to be quite smooth and flavorful with a distinctive rhubarb taste and a bit of tartness in the aftertaste. Overall a very refreshing summer tea!

Flavors: Rhubarb, Smooth, Tart

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I like this very much as an iced tea. I cold brew in the refrigerator overnight in the Bee House pitcher. It is sweet, but not overly so. I don’t really get a rhubarb taste, but a bit of fruity flavor.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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Dry this tea smells very sweet. Overpoweringly so. It brews up to a very light colored cup and the sweet smell is virtually gone leaving something that might be rhubarb. But it doesn’t really taste like anything. Maybe this is because I used a TeaDrop and it needs a bit more attention. I’ll take it home and see if that improves it any.

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This tea took me by surprise. When I opened the package, I was a little unsure I would like it. The aroma was a mix of both pleasent, and a bit odd. However, once brewed, I was rather pleased. I did 3 brewings with the same leaves, and could have gotten a few more, I am sure. The first cupping was smooth and fruity, but not overpowering. The second cupping was milder, with a hint of sweetness. The third was similar to the second. Once totally cooled, I could tell this tea would be great iced.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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