Qi'Lan Fireside Oolong

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Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea Leaves
Nutty, Toasted, Dark Wood, Fireplace, Roasted, Grain, Seaweed, Sweet, Toasted Rice, Toasty, Char, Bread, Floral, Roasted Barley, Fruity, Bitter, Drying, Roasty
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185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 13 oz / 390 ml

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As gorgeous as the changing leaves in autumn, this lustrous, deep green oolong tea transforms into a golden amber infusion worthy of the season. Soft, fragrant, and delicately balanced with lingering toasted sweetness, this exquisite artisanal oolong is perfect to enjoy fireside or outside – under crisp blue skies.

Floral orchid and lily notes, soft, sweet, and lingering with toasted overtone.

Use 1-1.5 tsp of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to just before boiling (195 degrees/90 degrees Celsius) and steep for 3 minutes. For stronger flavor, use more tea leaves.

Ingredients: Oolong tea

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Tea Advent Calendar – Day 23

From what I remember, this was a nutty roasted oolong. Enjoyable, but apparently not very memorable!

Flavors: Nutty, Toasted

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Haha, oolongs all taste the same to me but I think it’s because I don’t drink them regularly. I remember when I bought this one that it was highly rated, but I’m not an oolong drinker so someone else might appreciate its flavors more.

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12 tasting notes

A powerful oolong, with heavy roasted flavors and a darkness to it that is enjoyable. Also got this on firesale on clearance I guess. Sad because I would buy more if it was available.

Flavors: Dark Wood, Fireplace, Roasted

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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2958 tasting notes

I really like genmaicha and I enjoy oolongs, so I thought I would give this a try. The loose tea doesn’t smell like much, but the tiny rolled beads look fresh.

The first steep (3 minutes) smells like toasted rice. It steeps a medium gold colour. The first sip brought a smile to my face. It is slightly sweet and tastes like toasted rice or grain, it also has hints of seaweed (but without the saltiness or vegetal flavour.)

The second steep (2 more minutes) tasted similar but has more flavour. The colour of the liquid was a bit darker and you can taste some tannins but no bitterness. The leaves has expanded to about five times their original volume and are dark green like kelp. There is almost a bit of sesame flavour to the tea, but not quite.

The third and fourth steeps were done in cooler water and produced pleasant and flavourful cups of tea. I suspect you could brew this tea many more times before it loses flavour.

Flavors: Grain, Seaweed, Sweet, Toasted, Toasted Rice, Toasty

175 °F / 79 °C 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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47 tasting notes

I saw a 2oz bag on sale for $1.75 and was like, well obviously I HAVE to buy that. I’m not 100% sure I’m reviewing the right tea here. The name matches my order, but the name on the bag is “QiLan Fired Oolong.” I can’t even find it on Teavana’s website so I think it’s been discontinued and I got it on clearance. But I am not getting anything like the flavors the other reviewers have described.

First steep: 3 min, 190 F. This actually tastes strongly like nori (seaweed used in sushi) to me. Very savory, not sweet at all. The leaves have started to unfurl on the long axis but not the short axis.

Second steep: 4 min, 190 F. Still savory, a little less nori, very smooth. The leaves have started to unfurl on the short axis.

Third steep: 5 min, 190 F. The leaves are fully open now. The taste is now light with more of an aftertaste.

Fourth steep: 6 min, 190 F. …yeah okay these leaves are done.

Flavors: Seaweed

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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2171 tasting notes

Finishing the last of this as a cold brew. It’s something I’ve been wanting to try for this particular tea, and it thankfully turned out to be a refreshing iced tea. A little roasty, not too light. I might have to try this with other oolongs in the future.

Flavors: Roasty

Iced 8 min or more 8 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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111 tasting notes

Sipdown! I forgot I was almost out of this one. Good news for me, because my cupboard is crazy full right now. (And I have two new tea orders on the way!)

This is a roasted oolong from Teavana. The roast on this is lighter than their discontinued Auspicious Ayame oolong. The taste is more floral and vegetal, even a little buttery, and not quite as dry. Personally, I enjoy both of them, but I would say that this one is more balanced in flavor. A solid choice for people who like oolongs, especially cozy roasted ones. I wish I’d had a little more leaf in my tin, though, because this particular steep was on the weak side. But I still enjoyed my last cup! Not sure yet if I’ll restock… It’s very drinkable, but it’s expensive, and I want to try more roasted oolongs from other companies and see how they compare.

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72 tasting notes

This oolong is brilliant! It really does inspire thoughts of camping fireside drinking a nice hot tea after a long chilly hike. For me, teas that can bring back specific memories are invaluable.
This tea is very fragrant, has a toasty, roasted, woodsy scent. The taste isn’t bland, but not as strong; still satisfying. An all around delicious tea!

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

I love teavana. Even though that puts me in the minority but can’t help it. I’ll be looking to get me a cup of this next time I am at the mall to try it out myself.

Christopher F.

Same here. I don’t particularly care for the brand label,it’s the tea leaf inside that I care about what it tastes like to me, if Teavana sells a tea that I like, then I I will definitely buy it. I am sure that I got the better end of our last swap, so if you want I can send you a small sample of mine.

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592 tasting notes

As I said a few days ago, I was curious to see how this one would taste as a cold brew. I steeped about a tablespoon in my water bottle in the fridge for eight hours. The cold brew turned out to be much different than I expected! It was roasty, of course, but more like a roasted grain flavor. Actually, I recently took a tour of the Sam Adams brewery where we were able to taste a bunch of their malts. This cold brew reminded me a lot of the caramel malts that we sampled at the brewery. It also has some bitterness that actually kind of works with the flavors rather than being distracting or off-putting.

Overall, I would say that I’m glad that I tried cold brewing because it was quite a surprising experiment. However, I prefer this tea hot over cold in terms of a smoother flavor. Also, with how overpriced this tea is, it seems like cold brews would just use up too much leaf too quickly. I only dared try it because I’m still using the free ounce I have from my Starbucks reward.

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40 tasting notes

I like this tea. It has a nice scent and flavor. The scent is almost like chocolate. It has a mild roasted flavor. It looks like it will resteep tons of times with good flavor.

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16 tasting notes

Floral but not perfumey, complex… not as much toastiness as I expected, but enough to keep it interesting. Probably a bit overpriced, but definitely good quality and very enjoyable.

3 min, 0 sec

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