Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Flavors
Floral, Flowers, Spicy, Tangy, Vegetal, Almond, Caramel, Cream, Honeysuckle, Milk, Nutmeg, Butter, Jasmine
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195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 4 g 9 oz / 253 ml

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  • “Bit of a dinner disaster. The experimental chicken satay was pretty tasty (bottled sauce so I couldn’t ruin it) but the gluey rice noodle mess I ended up with was nothing like the light and tasty...” Read full tasting note
  • “HOLY COW! This is a crazy good oolong! This is so different from any oolong I have tried! AND I LOVE OOLONG! First…the aroma is mild but floral. The color is a very light yellow. The taste is...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I steeped it in my Gaiwan this time, and it tastes fabulous. Soft, creamy, nutty and sweet with a very smooth mouthfeel. Lovely! I can taste the faint notes of vanilla and nutmeg as mentioned in...” Read full tasting note
    96
  • “First time trying this tea! I’m brewing it in the gaiwan. 1st steep – Jasmine aroma with a background resembling a milk oolong. Beautiful light, sweet floral taste. There seems to be the beginnings...” Read full tasting note

From Camellia Sinensis

From the high mountains of Taiwan this green wulong offers a rich cup with a touch of nutmeg and an edge of fresh vanilla. Explosive floral nose and an echo of caramel in the aftertaste.

Quantity of leaf / 250ml of water 1 tea spoon
Infusion Time 3-4 minutes
Infusion temperature 95 °C

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2587 tasting notes

Bit of a dinner disaster. The experimental chicken satay was pretty tasty (bottled sauce so I couldn’t ruin it) but the gluey rice noodle mess I ended up with was nothing like the light and tasty noodly-salad thing they serve with satay at the mom-and-pop Thai restaurant we like.

Pawed through my oolong basket (I try to sort by category) and found a bit of a sample left and decided some really fine tea would be balm to my wounded wannabe chef psyche.

This is, indeed, one of those fine oolongs that starts florally and ends caramelly. Good as dessert. Enjoying it and watching two Alfreds play in my backyard. All live bunnies at our house are named Alfred. The zombie bunny is just Anonymous.

Hesper June

This sounds like a yummy Oolong and a very nice tea to end the evening with.
I am so sorry, maybe this is just because we are recent tea buddies, but, um….Zombie Bunny?

gmathis

LONG story, HJ, but that refers to an eyeless white concrete bunny lawn ornament that former residents of our house left behind. So wicked looking I’m afraid to get rid of it ;)

Ninavampi

Zombie bunny… hahaha…

Hesper June

Hahaha! Okay,Well, I feel much better.
For a moment I was very afraid for your live bunnies…But it sounds like they are safe:)
(although it does sound like kind of a creepy lawn ornament)

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HOLY COW! This is a crazy good oolong!
This is so different from any oolong I have tried! AND I LOVE OOLONG!
First…the aroma is mild but floral. The color is a very light yellow. The taste is smooth, sweet, juicy, and very fresh! I can taste a sugary caramel type taste but also a vanilla type taste. There is a hint hint of something else which I assume is the hazelnut hint they mention…but I want to stress it isn’t a loud hazelnut and all flavors that I stated are on the sugary-sweet side but naturally-speaking!

This is truly unique and FAB! YUM!

Batrachoid

Is this a pure oolong or are there additives? Either way it sounds phenominal.

TeaEqualsBliss

I don’t ‘think’ it’s flavored…I think those are just natural notes…

Batrachoid

I was just wondering because the desription makes it sound flavored.

TeaEqualsBliss

I know it…I went back and forth with that too! I’m not sure…maybe I will try and email them and ask

TeaEqualsBliss

Okay…I dropped them an email…I will let you know what I find out! :)

TeaEqualsBliss

I already heard back from Francois here is what he said…
“Regarding your question on Si Ji Chun, the flavour is fully natural, nothing was added.”

SIMPLY AWESOME! LOVE IT!

Batrachoid

Even more amazing. =)

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4843 tasting notes

I steeped it in my Gaiwan this time, and it tastes fabulous. Soft, creamy, nutty and sweet with a very smooth mouthfeel. Lovely! I can taste the faint notes of vanilla and nutmeg as mentioned in the product description from Camellia Sinensis.

An exquisite Oolong! If you like Oolong, this is one not to be missed.

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144 tasting notes

First time trying this tea! I’m brewing it in the gaiwan.

1st steep – Jasmine aroma with a background resembling a milk oolong. Beautiful light, sweet floral taste. There seems to be the beginnings of a richer taste floating around in the background. A smooth and silky feel. I was having kind of a bad day but this just makes me happy with everything. :)
2 – Pretty jasmine-y up front, with an interesting sweet background. Maybe caramel-y? I’m still pretty bad at identifying flavours __ There’s some nutmeg taste going on too.
3 – Still floral but slightly greener. As it cools I get a distinct vanilla aftertaste. Mmmmm
4 – Quite nutty, the floral taste is still there though. Slightly caramel-y too. This steep was a little light so I’ll give it a few more seconds for the next one.
5 – Very sweet! Kind of toasty now.
6 – Light and very slightly grassy. This steep makes me think of a big meadow on a clear sunny day.
7 – Sweet and caramel-y. Sooo goood. One of the best steeps yet.
8 – A rich green taste with a natural sweetness.
9 – Intense sugary sweet taste up front, with the leafy green in the background. Yum.
10 – I did the thing where you flip the gaiwan over so the leaves are balanced on the lid, then put them back in with the bottom ones on top. Actually they ended up going back in kind of sideways… I’m still not very good at this whole gaiwan thing. I’m not sure if it made much difference, this steep tastes similar to 9 but less sweet.
11 – Ah, there’s the sweetness again. Light and sweet like nectar.

Overall I really enjoyed this oolong. It made my day a lot better!

Bonnie

Good job. This sounds so complex and interesting!

Uniquity

I have never done the flip thing you described in 10 – did it help? Very cool!

Erin

I think it did help to refresh it a little bit, but it would have been better to do it earlier on.

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149 tasting notes

A nice creamy vanilla taste. With a faint hint of flowers..maybe Jasmine? Or honeysuckle.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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1194 tasting notes

2022 sipdown no. 23

I really love green oolongs, particularly when I’m studying. They seem to really help my concentration. This one will most certainly be reordered!

I have planned out a CS green oolong cart, but does anyone have any other spots they would recommend? I thought about Mountain Stream, but with the exchange rate, it’s a bit much for me right now, so I’ll have to go back to that one later.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Leafhopper

Cha Yi has some nice green oolongs if you want to stick with Canadian companies. I really liked their Alishan, and their Cuifeng and Shan Lin Xi were also good. Sebz Tea had a floral Li Shan several years ago that I enjoyed.

Courtney

Thanks! I had the Shan Lin Xi in my CS cart as a new one to try, so that’s exciting that Cha Yi also has it. I was also considering the Li Shan (though a bit prohibitive with the price).

Leafhopper

I like the Shan Lin Xi from Camellia Sinensis, as do a lot of other people. :) I’d say it provides more value than their Li Shan, though that’s also a nice tea.

derk

Camellia Sinensis’s Shan Lin Xi, the one I’ve had, was very good.

CrowKettle

I enjoyed the Shan Li Xi (winter harvest) I tried from CS too! I tend to like it (and Ali Shan) a bit more than Li Shan, but all are good green oolong!

Daylon R Thomas

What-Cha has some great ones, and an especially affordable Li Shan. If you want quality ones, Wang Tea and Tillerman are good.

Courtney

Thanks everyone! :)

Leafhopper

I second What-Cha’s affordable Li Shan, and their Jade Oolong is great for the price. I haven’t had any other green oolongs from What-Cha. Tillerman has free shipping to Canada, though I got dinged by customs and had to send in some paperwork to get my money back. Wang’s teas are fantastic, but their free shipping threshold is $150.

Courtney

This is all so helpful! I’ve made a note of the tea companies I hadn’t heard of yet, and the teas you’ve all mentioned! It does seem like these green oolongs from CS would still be a good call too. I have some decisions ahead!

Daylon R Thomas

What-Cha’s Long Feng is superb too as well as their Wenshan Baozhong. I haven’t had their Shanlinxi in a while, but it’s good too. It was a little bit more texture than flavor forward the last time I had it, but the newer reviews seemed promising.

Daylon R Thomas

You also can’t go wrong with the Jin Xuans, though the Jade Oolong is spades higher, but again, I still think the Li Shan is the best for price and quality.

CrowKettle

Yes, you can’t go wrong with What-Cha and all the ones Daylon & Leafhopper named (haven’t tried the Wenshan Baozhong though; need to remediate this asap)! Just polished off Long Feng and I’m still sad about it; it’s usually top tier for me. What-Cha’s usually such safe, consistent bet that I’ve been hesitant to explore other vendors lately.

The Shibi oolong I picked up from Taiwan Tea Crafts left a good impression too, but I’ve no clue what “lot” I purchased anymore; it was like a tropical dream.

Leafhopper

CrowKettle, I’m glad there seems to be a consensus about What-Cha’s oolongs. I recently had two nice Baozhongs from other vendors, so it’s great to hear that theirs is also good.

The Shibi oolong from Taiwan Tea Crafts is another favourite. They have a lot of green oolongs, some of which I’ve liked better than others. “Tropical dream” is a good description. :)

Daylon R Thomas

I’ve always wanted to try the Shibi. I never have because I get confused about which lot and have seen a lot of variability.

Leafhopper

Ooh! I have a package of Shibi from winter 2020 (or is it spring 2019?). I’ll open it up and give you a sample, Daylon!

Leafhopper

Camellia Sinensis is having a 15% off sale this Thursday. I will not buy more oolong… I will not buy more oolong… I will not buy more oolong! (But their Shan Lin Xi is really good!)

Courtney

I got the email as well! I may place my oolong order haha. I’m trying to convince myself against it.

Leafhopper

LOL, that makes two of us! I know that next month all the spring 2022 teas will start coming out and I’ll want them, too.

Leafhopper

Guess what I found in my tea museum: around 300 g of tea from Camellia Sinensis from about four years ago! I was thinking of getting at least two of these things in today’s sale, but maybe that’s not such a good idea. Still, that Shan Lin Xi is calling… I never have any of that left!

Courtney

Tea museum and 300g had me laughing!

I just placed an order this morning XD (50g Si Ji Chun, 50g Jin Shuan, 50g Shan Lin Xi, and of course 250g Earl Grey Cream, plus my first gaiwan)!

CrowKettle

Oh, their Earl Grey Cream is one of my favourites that I completely forgot about. Ahhhh

Courtney

It is my favourite as well! I just order the 250g quite regularly haha. I drink at least one cup per day, but often more!

Leafhopper

Glad you were able to place an order for all those green oolongs! Maybe you were the one who snagged the last of the Shan Lin Xi. :P I hope you enjoy your gaiwan!

I had a session with my four-year-old Feng Huang Hong Cha and it’s still surprisingly good, but the new black tea harvest will be ongoing for the next couple months and I! Don’t! Need! More! As my spending on oolongs goes up, however, I do want an everyday black tea that I like, but I don’t think this will be the one. It would also help with my nonexistent “supply issues” if Canada Post would actually let me have the packages from TheTea and Martin.

Courtney

Oh no! I placed the order at 6:30 MT, so it’s possible haha! I noticed that the Ali Shan was gone by the time I was placing my order, so I wasn’t the only one looking to stock up. :)

I understand the daily black! Aside from the Earl Grey Cream, I love Yuchi Wild Mountain Black from TTC (but with the shipping costs now, I am savouring what remains in my stash).

Uggghhh, Canada Post. I do hope your parcels clear and are delivered soon!

tea-sipper

Thank you for that BIG reminder I need to try that Earl Grey Cream!

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316 tasting notes

I bought this as part of the 2017 Taiwan Tasting Kit. While it’s not the most outstanding tea in the world, it’s well worth the regular price of $10/50g. Like other Four Seasons I’ve had, it’s tangy and floral with hints of vanilla. It also has a spicy note in the first few steeps that is really enjoyable. Unfortunately, it gets vegetal quickly, petering out around steep six. I could see myself restocking this tea, but it’s not a priority.

I steeped 5 grams in a 120 ml porcelain teapot at around 200f for 25, 20, 25, 30, 30, 40, 50, and 100 seconds.

Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Spicy, Tangy, Vegetal

Preparation
5 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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sample from crowkettle. This oonlong is not for me. There’s jasmine hidden in the background making it not all that enjoyable. not sure if it’s flavoured as such or my imagination is wreaking havoc on me but this is on the not so much a win side for me :)

cuddlesmom

I appreciate your mention of the jasmine. i am just not a big jasmine fan, so I tend to avoid teas with it. I really like the look of the flowering teas but it’s too bad so many seem to have jasmine as there primary note.

Roswell Strange

It’s not actually a jasmine scented tea, but definitely does have lot of natural floral flavour to it.

Sil

yeah i didn’t think it was jasmine scented but it was super floral/jasmine like for a tea that wasn’t jasmine scented haha

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25 tasting notes

Strawberry, caramel , lilac, lemon marmelade, milky chalky thing. Upfront but thin and somewhat unrefined in flavors. the taste is reminescent of those light roast pourover coffees which bears red fruits and caramel extract notes… i ain’t a big fan of this mix.
But it does packs big flavors at a smaller price.

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My nose is currently glued to my cup because floral vanilla caramel drops. It’s oolong heaven. First steep is floral cream, with a dash of something richer lightly sprinkled with nutmeg to finish. The heavy cream notes and “seasonings” make this tea feel filling.

Second steep smells like butter, and reminding me vaguely of cookie dough! Cream notes are dominant but a light caramel note is starting to creep into the profile at the end of the sip. The nippy nutmeg also remains. Yep! It’s like cookie dough without the sweetness (pastry dough?). My silly brain is trying to convince me I taste flour now.

The third steep has a floral-sweet aroma of honeysuckle. The floral note carries over to the taste, where it flows into the cream and the ever-present nutmeg and gives a strong impression of almond milk. The finished cup leaves a lingering sensation of mint freshness. This is where I cut it though; there’s only so much raw pastry dough, nutmeg, and cream I can drink this late in the evening!

All in all, not a bad first foray into Si Ji Chun/ Four Seasons Oolong!

Steep Count: 3

(2016 Winter Harvest)

Flavors: Almond, Caramel, Cream, Floral, Honeysuckle, Milk, Nutmeg

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Evol Ving Ness

This one sounds like a winner.

Roswell Strange

I really enjoyed this one too!

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