Tangerine Dream Oolong

Tea type
Fruit Oolong Blend
Ingredients
Natural Tangerine Flavor, Oolong, Orange Peel, Tangerine
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Loose Leaf, Tea Bag
Caffeine
Medium
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  • “Dangit, I was really looking forward to this tea! I got home last night and wasn’t sure what to drink out of 908039284903809483209840932 teas so I chose something that sounded juicy. Unfortunately,...” Read full tasting note
  • “Made this tea last night.. It smells great, but the taste is lacking in the tangerine department.. It has a subtle tangerine flavor, but not enough for me to be impressed with the flavoring. Good...” Read full tasting note
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  • “And my computer is back to its same old terrible refusal to connect to the internet again, well, except in brief little stints here and there. I really hate this thing, but it is what I get for...” Read full tasting note
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From M&K's Tea Company

INGREDIENTS: PHOENIX DANCONG OOLONG TEAS (MI LAN XIANG, YU LAN XIANG), DRIED TANGERINE, ORANGE PEEL, TANGERINE PEEL, TANGERINE OIL, ORANGE BLOSSOM FLOWER EXTRACT.

DESCRIPTION:
Chinese tangerine peel and California orange peel surround Phoenix Dan Cong (Mi Lan Xiang & Yu Lan Xiang) loose leaf oolong teas lightly coated with orange blossom flower extract and tangerine oil. This tea is part of M&K’s Original 20 Blends.

CAN I STEEP IT MORE THAN ONCE?:
Definitely! Phoenix Dan Cong oolong tea has a wide range of different tastes after the first steeping. Our Tangerine Dream oolong tea will become more subtle and complex after the first steeping. Phoenix Dan Cong tea can stand more than ten steepings! Subsequent steepings may require more time during the steeping process.

HOW MUCH CAFFEINE IS IN IT?
This tea has a MEDIUM amount of caffeine. Keep in mind, a longer steep time and a higher temperature will result in a larger caffeine transfer.

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Dangit, I was really looking forward to this tea!
I got home last night and wasn’t sure what to drink out of 908039284903809483209840932 teas so I chose something that sounded juicy. Unfortunately, both of the steepings of this tea has no fruit flavor at all. The oolong flavor was okay, but when you’re expecting tangerine to pop out it just doesn’t do it. I would have settled for vivid dreams as I sipped it without the tangerine though… that didn’t happen either (not that I expected it to). The appearance was nice, green oolong with orange pieces in there but they just don’t show up on my tongue :/

kieblera5

I agree. I felt the same way about this.

Liquid Proust

I have a handful more of their oolongs… I really hope they are not like this, but it was odd because I could see the fruit and not taste it at all.

mkstea

I guess we will have to work on adding more tangerine flavor. It can be tough because I didn’t want to overpower the base, as people often complain about fruity teas being a little overly fruity and not enough tea flavor. It is a pendulum that is very difficult to predict, in terms of adding the flavor. Sometimes the results are fruity, other times they are not. I suppose that explains the differing results I have seen so far. Keep in mind we are a new company, so we are always fine-tuning our recipes. Oolong tea blends in particular are difficult.

Liquid Proust

I completely understand not wanting to overpower the tea with any flavor at all. To be honest, if you were to take mildly roasted or darker oolong and made it a tangerine creamsicle, you would have many people trying it out. It just came to me because I could easily drink some phoenix oolong while eating a creamsicle. That is different though… I think if you amped the flavoring on this tea a bit you can market it as having two steeps; the difference would be strength.

mkstea

Thanks for the feedback, I’ll definitely try out some experiments on this one. If you’re interested, I can send you a free sample if you want to give me some more feedback.

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Made this tea last night.. It smells great, but the taste is lacking in the tangerine department.. It has a subtle tangerine flavor, but not enough for me to be impressed with the flavoring. Good oolong base though.

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And my computer is back to its same old terrible refusal to connect to the internet again, well, except in brief little stints here and there. I really hate this thing, but it is what I get for rushing and getting something cheap, this is my punishment sigh But, whinging aside, I was able to enjoy some warm springlike weather today, the air was warm so the windows were opened, fresh air makes everything better!

So today’s continuation into Oolong week is brought to us by M&K’s Tea Company and their Tangerine Dream. This tea is a blend of Fenghuang Dan Cong Oolongs (specifically Mi Lan Xiang and Yu Lan Xiang) dried tangerines, tangerine peel, dried orange peel, and tangerine oil while also being coated with orange blossom extract, holy orange batman, that sounds like a citrus lover’s paradise. It may be way known by now that I am very finicky about my citrus teas, I want them to taste like the fruit and not like bathroom spray, also I like them to not be black teas (sorry citrus blacks, I just never really liked you) so it was not a real shock that I had to pick up a sample of this tea. Something about mixing tangerine with Dan Cong Oolongs just sounds decadent as all get out. So, opening up the package and giving it a good sniff, and oh my, that is rather rich and citrusy sweet, lots of tangerine, like a fresh juicy tangerine sitting next to a vase of flowers. The floral notes of orange blossom, grapefruit flower (everyone should sniff that plant at least once) orchids, honeysuckles, and magnolias blend so wonderfully with the sweet tangerine notes.

I decided to go western style for this one, so into my tea alchemy device it went for steeping. The now soggy leaves and peel, and rather plump no longer dry tangerine smell delicious! Juicy citrus, heady florals, and honey sweetness mix for a surprisingly mellow aroma, this tea does not overwhelm. The liquid is immensely juicy smelling, it really is like someone sliced into a tangerine next to a bouquet of flowers and a dish of slightly warm honey. If you are into tangerine, fair warning, this might smell a bit mouthwatering.

First off, the tea is both juicy and smooth, it is an interesting effect. The citrus cause a juicy mouthwatering effect and the oolong gives a silky smooth feeling, which is a pretty fun blend of textures for my mouth. Taste-wise, ok, imagine taking a section of tangerine and popping it into your mouth and then sipping some very floral and honey sweet Dan Cong Oolong, right as the Oolong hits the mid taste you bite down on the piece of tangerine. So what started as a tiny hint of citrus blooms into very juicy, ripe, tangerine. It dances with the floral notes of the Oolong to the back of the throat and lingers long after finishing. Guys, I am going to level with you, I have purchases several of M&K’s Teas and I am always struck by how clever the blends are, but this one took the cake for me, it is so delicious and I keep kicking myself for not getting more. I am going to straight up say this might be my new go-to summer time tea, I want to try cold brewing it, gongfu brewing it, grandpa steeping it, I want to see what all this tea can do, because just taking it western style was amazing!

Blog and photos: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2015/03/m-tea-company-tangerine-dream-tea-review.html

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