Adagio Teas Oolong #8 Tea
If You Like Straight Oolong Tea, Then
This Tea is For You
Summary : This is a "straight," or unflavored oolong
tea. The leaves are high quality and the taste is exactly what you would
expect from a oolong tea that uses high quality tea leaves.
Review : My first "straight" oolong tea.
I've come to like flavored oolong teas, or those teas that have "stuff" added
to them, such as jasmine flowers.
But, admittedly, I was worried that I might not like this tea, simply
because this is a "straight" tea. And since I'm not a huge fan of straight
black tea...and because oolong teas are somewhat similar in taste...I
suspected that this tea and myself may not get along too well.
And well, I was half right. This isn't my favorite, or even my near
favorite, tea in my kitchen. But it was hardly a death-defying tea tasting
Admittedly, the aroma of this tea isn't going ot get your hopes up too
much. Tea tea has a remarkably similar aroma to some black teas I've
tried. And, let me just say, that was not good news on this Sunday night!
Then again, the Dalls Cowboys were losing to the Saints...so the night
wasn't a total loss.
Here is the description of this tea as provided by
Adagio Teas : "Oolong tea from Taiwan. Formosa, meaning "beautiful" was
what the Dutch explorers called this island. The oolong tea grown here
continues to be called as such. The intense pungency and exquisite bouquet
of Formosa Oolong tea is regarded to be the finest in the world. Our "Oolong
Symphony no. 8," comprised of large "choicest" grade copper-red
leaves with beautiful tips of silver is a wonderful introduction to this
Happily, this tea surprised me. Despite my initial fears, this tea defiitely
did not have the overpowering, rather bitter taste of a straight black
tea. The best way to describe it is a taste the lies somewhere along
the lines of a weak, bagged tea. There was no bitterness. No choking
of the tea down was required. And at the same time, the coppery color
of this tea was rather pleasant to look at, too.
Overall, if you've never tried a straight Oolong Tea before, then I
would suggest giving this one a try...it is a good introduction to unflavored
Oolong teas, just as
says it is. And, if you love straight Oolong, I suspect you'll REALLY
like this tea due to the very high quality, silver-tipped leaves that
Recommendation : Yes. Not my favorite tea...but it
is a great tea to try to be introduced to oolong teas. And anyone who
enjoys a "straight oolong tea," with nothing fancy added or infused,
then this tea is likely to be "heaven sent."
Tea Information and Brewing Instructions
- Tea Reviewed : Oolong #8
- Manufacturer :
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- Type of Tea : Oolong
- Leaf Type : Loose Leaf
- Date of Review : December 10th, 2006
- Tea Rating :
- Brewing Instructions : Pour 6-7 ounces of
water heated to boiling over leaves. Let brew for 5 minutes.
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