Oolong Fresh

Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Flavors
Smooth, Spearmint, Sweet
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “This tea is the first – and so far, the only – Oolong tea that I have tried apart from some of the cheap and nasty brands they sell in some of the Chinese supermarkets around town. And in a few...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Work – 2:00 PM This is one of a couple of T2 teas that I actually purchased at a T2 store in Melbourne. We traveled to Australia last fall for a friend’s wedding. This particular friend is one...” Read full tasting note
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Sharp and clean, this oolong – menthol medusa mix is downright cleansing. Spearmint in all its verdant glory is centre-stage and showing off. Modulated with the nutty, fruity characteristics of oolong, this tea is to be savoured for its brisk and invigorating minty zing.

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This tea is the first – and so far, the only – Oolong tea that I have tried apart from some of the cheap and nasty brands they sell in some of the Chinese supermarkets around town. And in a few short months, this has become one of my absolute favourites although I haven’t got round to adding my tasting notes.

After rolling up my sleeves to clean and re-organise my tea cupboard thanks to an infestation of pantry moths – goodbye fruit teas! – I was looking forward to settling down with this. I strangely find this both revitalising for an afternoon pick me-up as well as soothing for a nightcap. As I only have the one teapot, I tend to have this tea once every couple of weeks, and then continually re-infuse before moving on to a different tea. So far, provided the tea is never scalded or over-infused at any point, I have managed to get up to five infusions.

The leaves are whole, medium sized (I’m guessing ‘souchong’) and rolled into fairly loose but even sized balls. I’m not sure which region the tea is from and I wouldn’t even be able to guess. After infusing, the tea can probably be descriped as olive-green with a distinct mint fragrance. There is a slight nuttiness and sweetness that contrasts nicely with the earthiness of the mint. The mint isn’t overly strong and the flavour seems to be more of the mint leaf rather than the more intense top-note menthol flavour of oil/flavouring. Even after a couple of infusions, the mint is still present but the tea does become sweeter and the nuttiness more intense.

I must remember to add notes for the various infusions.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Work – 2:00 PM

This is one of a couple of T2 teas that I actually purchased at a T2 store in Melbourne. We traveled to Australia last fall for a friend’s wedding. This particular friend is one whom my SO has known for about 15 years or so but had never met in person before. So it was an interesting experience!

I will say, I found Australia to be quite close to the United States in many ways. We had a great time – the wedding took place at a beautiful venue in the mountains and the weather was lovely. We also visited an animal sanctuary where we booked several close encounters with various wildlife. My favorites were the wombats – we were able to see them up close and play with them. The baby wombat reminded me so much of a puppy, she loved her belly rubbed and kept wanting to chew my shoes.

Anyway, getting off-topic! This is a rather strong spearmint tea that is somewhat reminiscent of spearmint gum. I happen to enjoy this quality in a tea, especially in the afternoon, but I realize it might be too strong for some people. The oolong doesn’t really contribute much in the way of flavor, but it does improve the body of the tea and give it the ubiquitous silky mouthfeel. It’s definitely a refreshing tea! I think I prefer the Spearmint Green or Algotea from Kusmi, as the gunpowder green tea in those gives an interesting smokiness. But I’ll certainly have no issue finishing this one.

P.S. – To anyone reading this, I have now entered all of my tea stash into my Steepster cupboard. Please feel free to snoop and send me a PM if you see anything you’d like to try, I’d love to swap samples with you!

Flavors: Smooth, Spearmint, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Lexie Aleah

Sounds like an amazing experience!

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