Rare Pipacha Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Bread, Butter, Smooth, Toast
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “TeaTiff TTB #27 Mmm, this is nice! It almost reminds me of a black tea with its rich, toasted bread flavor. But it also has that distinctive buttery smoothness of an oolong. I haven’t tried much...” Read full tasting note
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  • “TTB Review #51: Unremarkable. Slightly off-putting due to some muted, subtle notes of that burnt-popcorn-buttery taste I so despise. Could be just my palate playing tricks, but I didn’t care for...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Lately, my love for charcoal-roasted oolongs has increased. This one in particular has some great roasty notes. The site doesn’t say if it is charcoal roasted but my palate says yes. And how...” Read full tasting note
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From Rare Tea Company

A Chinese Oolong loose leaf tea from Fujian – matured in port wine barrels in Porto, Portugal to produce a truly extraordinary tea.

Tasting Notes
Dried fruits and honey with an elegant port wine nose and finish.

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TeaTiff TTB #27

Mmm, this is nice! It almost reminds me of a black tea with its rich, toasted bread flavor. But it also has that distinctive buttery smoothness of an oolong. I haven’t tried much from Rare Tea Company, but most of what I’ve had has been exceptional. I would definitely consider ordering this one in the future!

Flavors: Bread, Butter, Smooth, Toast

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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TTB Review #51: Unremarkable. Slightly off-putting due to some muted, subtle notes of that burnt-popcorn-buttery taste I so despise. Could be just my palate playing tricks, but I didn’t care for this tea at all.

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Lately, my love for charcoal-roasted oolongs has increased. This one in particular has some great roasty notes. The site doesn’t say if it is charcoal roasted but my palate says yes. And how incredibly interesting that this is a barrel-aged tea! Thank you Vallhallow. What an absolutely fascinating tea! To anyone who has had a charcoal-roasted oolong before this has many of the same charcoal and roasty notes. But what sets this apart is the port notes. The hygroscopic nature of tea shines brightly with this one. It is earthy, rich, and complex in flavor and aroma. In the wet leaf, I also detect notes of slightly charred sweet bread. Thank you Henriette for sourcing and sharing this most unique tea!

Kelmishka

This sounds really good!

vallhallow

Yeah, there is a whole story about the aged wine barrel aspect of this tea that drew me to it. Long story short though another company sold out of a port aged oolong that i had mulled too long over buying and then i scoured the internet for other wine barrel aged oolongs and found this one.

Martin Bednář

I have one Pipacha oolong as well, but I did not noticed much of port. Maybe I need to find correct steeping parameters.

Skysamurai

Well you found a great company! Ms. Lovell is an amazing woman. And she personally answers email whenever one of her coworkers doesnt have an answer. Here is here answer when I asked a bit more about it.

“This was the invention of another tealady- not me. Her name is Nina Gruntkowski and she is originally from Germany. She is experimenting with growing tea, with her husband Dirk Niepoort who is a port producer in Portugal. Her tea is in its infancy but her passion and inventiveness is rather more matured.”

vallhallow

Awesome!!! Pays to ask questions. :)

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