Amanatsu Oolong

Tea type
Fruit Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Astringent, Citrus, Yuzu, Butter, Citrus Zest, Creamy, Floral, Orange Blossom, Osmanthus, Vegetal, Blood Orange, Orange, Pineapple, Smooth, Sweet, Thick, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Peach, Silky, Tangerine, Tart
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Caffeine
Medium
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 6 g 40 oz / 1195 ml

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  • “I’ve almost hit 10,000 words on NaNoWriMo and the 3rd day isn’t even over… I’ve decided I need to cut myself off and cool down with some tea reviews! I also can’t sleep, and writing about tea is...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Mmmmmmm – that is all I have for now … going to go brew a tub of this and soak in it sipping down the level until I can refill – think I have enough leaf? Ahhhh Glorious! A Tea from my Lupicia...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’m surprised I am the first to log this tea. I suppose it is due to how many teas Lupicia carries, there are just so many to choose from. I got this on a whim with my order after reading tasting...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Yet another Lupicia oolong sample thanks to Alphakitty! This one smelled delicious but didn’t pan out in the taste so much. There was just something missing… I wanted more sweetness, more buttery...” Read full tasting note
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From Lupicia

This refreshing Taiwan oolong tea has the fresh citrus flavor and aroma of Amanatsu oranges. It is also great served as iced tea.

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I’ve almost hit 10,000 words on NaNoWriMo and the 3rd day isn’t even over… I’ve decided I need to cut myself off and cool down with some tea reviews! I also can’t sleep, and writing about tea is pretty soothing.

I think this is the tea I meant to order when I got their Jasmin Mandarin last time. Not, you know, exactly—but I thought the Jasmin Mandarin had actual mandarin orange in it and was hoping for a light citrusy green. Sadly it’s just a jasmine tea (which I ended up giving to my mom!) but this is essentially what I was looking for. It’s an oolong not a green tea, but that’s even better! I love oolongs.

In the bag this smells SUPER overpowering, and fake. But I trust Lupicia, and brewed it’s very light. Japanese Tangerines are sweet but also a bit bitter, like marmalade, and that transfers over to the tea. It’s very lightly citrusy, with some floral qualities from the oolong downplaying the “bite.” It’s one of the most refreshing blends I have ever had, and I bet this would be perfect for a hot summer day. It’s good all year round though, since I associate clementines and similar fruits (like tangerine!) with Christmas. I think this would make a really good brine for a nice holiday chicken actually! Mmm, maybe with some cloves.

(Also, is it just me or do the tangerine bits/candies in the photo look like gummy bears?)

Nik

It’s not just you, they totally look like gummy bears! Being very sensitive to bitterness, I’m a bit worried that it wouldn’t be downplayed enough by the floral influence, but jasmine+something orangey is a hard combination to resist. Adding to my shopping list. :D

Mercuryhime

Sounds yummy!

Mercuryhime

Also, wow! 10,000 words in three days!

Angrboda

Wow, you’re doing crazy well!

Azzrian

They TOTALLY look like gummie bears! I think that every time I visit the lupicia site. LOL

Fjellrev

w00t congrats on hitting 10000. :D

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Mmmmmmm – that is all I have for now … going to go brew a tub of this and soak in it sipping down the level until I can refill – think I have enough leaf? Ahhhh Glorious!
A Tea from my Lupicia Happy Bag.

Kasumi no Chajin

can’t wait to order this one!

JC

Sweet, summer and a citrus fruit…. = watery mouth here.

Azzrian

got three good steeps out of it before I wanted to try another. Really good stuff.

TeaBrat

Now you make me want to go to Lupicia!

Shmiracles

i’ve added this to my shopping list. there’s something ethereal about it and it speaks to me.

Azzrian

I agree Shmiracles it feels that way when you sip it!

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I’m surprised I am the first to log this tea. I suppose it is due to how many teas Lupicia carries, there are just so many to choose from. I got this on a whim with my order after reading tasting notes about other citrus and lemon oolongs.

I love watching oolongs unfurl. The tiny little pearl leaves unfurl into huge one inch wide leaves that are at least an inch long. Such beauties. And completely unfurled during the one and a half minute steep.

Ahhh….this tea certainly has sweet tangerine flavor along with a nice darker oolong base. Sweet and vegetal, slightly creamy and totally tangerine. This tastes very natural, not artificial at all. I’m so happy I purchased a pouch of this! YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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Yet another Lupicia oolong sample thanks to Alphakitty!

This one smelled delicious but didn’t pan out in the taste so much. There was just something missing… I wanted more sweetness, more buttery floral notes from the oolong. The light tangerine was nice at the beginning of the sip but otherwise it was barely present. I’m not sure if this one suffered from storage in a plastic bag or what, but it wasn’t quite as good as some of the others from Lupicia that I’ve tried.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Kasumi no Chajin

I LOVE this one, and how it is not overdone.

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Loose
Appearance: med dark green knobby oolong, yellow bits of citrus, reminiscent of gummy bears in appearance.
Aroma when Dry: Sweet, fruity, orange/tangalo citrus
After water is first poured: candied tangerine
At end of steep: orange, tangerine, hinting at grass
Tea liquor:
At end of steep: hinting at green
Staple? yes, Possible Spring, summer seasonal
Preferred time of day: afternoons
Taste:
At first?: Tangy, tangerine, slight smooth finish
As it cools?: notes open up, and lighten, a vegital earthy note surfaces
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? Yes, light citrus, hinting at smooth crea,
Will revisit chilled, want to try mixed with hibiscus too.

Second Steep(4 min):
Aroma: Tangerine scented broth
Taste: light tangerine notes, brothy texture, slight salt note
As it cools? gets a woody, foresty slightly roasted texture
Lingers? yes, the salt note, and broth note closes

Third steep (5min)
Tangerine scented, flavored water

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Wow, this is the 2nd lupicia tea I’ve had and I can just say this… their oolongs are SUPER AWESOME. I mean, this is like top quality here. I barely even taste the tangerine – I could just drink this as a green oolong. =O! I need to buy more of their teas, me liking oolong and all…
Thanks Meghann!!

Batrachoid

I’ve wondered about this tea. How did you prepare it?

Ellen

I steeped it in a glass teapot without using any sort of strainer. I like doing it this way with oolongs because it allows the leaves to open up and everything. I used almost boiling water and steeped for not much more than 2 minutes. =)

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I received this in a swap a while ago I believe from Meghann so thank you!! :) This one smells very good! There are small yellow-white jelly-looking globs and slightly curled up, large, dark green leaves. The scent is light and fruity.

Upon steeping, the leaves unfurled into large, beautiful ones. The liquor was light yellow. Light floral scent. The taste… wow. I was very surprised once I tried it. It is very flavorful yet it is a light type of flavor. I’d say it overpowers the scent, which is generally unusual for me. It tastes like a light tangerine or citrus but the floral tones of the oolong stand out. How delightful!! I’ll have more steeps thank you!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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This is a very light tea even by the standard of Taiwanese oolong. Love the floral oolong base. There’s a mild citrus flavour in my cup which resembles tangerine candy. Would be delicious when iced!

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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A very strong citrus aroma upon opening the bag, sort of an earthy yuzu scent. The leaves look top notch, dark green and tightly furled, but there’s Japanese “konpeito” rock sugar candies inside. They are large enough to pick out easily but I’d rather there be none.

The citrus flavour is not nearly as strong as the aroma, just a hint on the palette that doesn’t linger. Lupicia says it’s “Amanatsu oranges,” which I am unfamilar with. It’s a nice balance of very good oolong and and complementary flavour that work well together. The oolong dominates, so if you are not a fan of Taiwan oolong the citrus note will not be covering that up.

A nice sip for a gloomy, gray Saturday. Lupicia recommends it iced, but I feel like it’d get that unpleasantly floral bitter note that some citrusy oolongs get when cooled.

Flavors: Astringent, Citrus, Yuzu

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 150 OZ / 4436 ML

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New Year New Tea Week!

Going to do my best to try as many teas that I have not tried before in my cabinet. This one is a sample that has been sitting in a plastic bag for a few weeks so I am not entirely sure it is as it should be, the smell is definitely not as potent as when I received it.

Preparation: Western
Tasting Note: Really delicate, floral and refreshing, great tawainese rolled green oolong base. There is a ghost of a tangerine in the aftertaste and frequently fades in and out. I personally wish it was more present as it almost feels as though this isn’t a flavored tea anymore. I may have to try it again with a shorter steep time and a little lower temp. In no way a bad tea, just could do with a little more potent citrus for me. Would potentially try it with gongfu too as that could coax more citrus out.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
Cameron B.

I remember this one being more subtle than I wanted, too.

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