So juicy and fruity! Peach at the forefront, with a bit of pear and goji berry.
“So juicy and fruity! Peach at the forefront, with a bit of pear and goji berry.” Read full tasting note
“Steepster Freeze 2021 #4: 03/05/21 Happy National Day of Unplugging! Today is the Sipdown Challenge day to drink a favorite tea for relaxing; for me, those mostly fall in the tisane category, which...” Read full tasting note
“Advent day 3! Three bags of this tea are in the 3 slot, another plentiful sample. I’m not usually a fan of oolongs, so I’m always surprised when I find one I like and doesn’t have that flat taste I...” Read full tasting note
“This is a sample bag from a The O Dor order a while back. Their samples are well packaged to keep fresh and almost all of them have given up several good steeps for me. This was no exception. The...” Read full tasting note
Give in to our ‘J.C. Absolu oolong’, a flavored tea with peach, pear and lotus, on a base of Chinese oolong green tea?
A delicate and aromatic blend that you will take pleasure in discovering and rediscovering at the opening of its container.
This loose tea presents different shapes and flavors making it unique. Its rolled tea leaves are colored with dark green shades and decorated with Goji berries, safflower and cornflower petals, adding lighter touches to it.
Your olfactory will distinguish straightaway the perfumes of peach and fruits, which will bewitch your senses even before moving to the tasting of this inescapable creation of the House.
When brewing this vegan blend, you rediscover the intense flavors of peach as well and the floral note escaping from the teacup through a golden yellow to orange beverage.
In your mouth, a nice powdered texture wraps your taste buds and accompany them to a journey of the senses and flavors. Major notes which are expressed in your mouth reminds you of peach and pear, while releasing a light flowery flavor making the whole filled with coolness and lightness.
Accompany your cup of this lotus, pear and peach flavored green tea with some cookies, and try it in iced tea version during summer… the possiblities are infinite to savor this ‘J.C. Absolu Oolong’. Treat yourself!
A pretentious ambition brought this tea to life, the one to blur the porous line between nature and man, offering a creation that nature itself could have delivered.
Peach, first note, symbolizing creation as it stamps it with its Parisian seal.
Lotus flower, presenting the coolness of flavors of morning dew, rain, the depth of this sacred aquatic flower guaranteeing the harmony of the ingredients.
Pear, middle note, naturally present in oolong tea, is there to add the crunchy and juicy of its flesh in its persistance.
Green, blue-green oolong, bringing roundness, delight, fruity notes, with the evidence of a oolong tea.
The most beautiful stories usually start with an encounter. The one of nature and man, of creation and its audience, of inspiration and a gesture, of ‘J.C. Absolu Oolong’ and you…
MAJOR NOTES: Peach, pear, lotus
INGREDIENTS: Tie Guan Yin green Oolong tea (Origin: China) (90,1%), Goji berries, Flavors (Peach, Pear, Lotus), Safflower petals, Cornflower petals.
INFUSION TIME: 2’15 minutes
TEMPERATURE: 167°F (75°C)
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Steepster Freeze 2021 #4: 03/05/21
Happy National Day of Unplugging! Today is the Sipdown Challenge day to drink a favorite tea for relaxing; for me, those mostly fall in the tisane category, which I drink after work. During the work day, I drink caffeinated tea. So, I won’t be posting my tea choice until this evening (and once again Steepster is broken on a prompt day… I swear it is a planned effort at this point…).
So now onto… French Friday! This was the tea I randomly grabbed from the sampler bag from Dustin today. Thanks Dustin! The dry leaf has a very alluring smell of juicy pear, stonefruit (I’m getting a bit of the Mirabelle plum aroma that is present in Lupicia’s “Kotobuki”), and a florality that I can’t distinctly pinpoint. I brewed the full 6.4g to 500ml in 205F water for 3.5 minutes.
Brewed tea is a pretty burnt sienna orange. The aroma smells pretty much spot-on for the dry leaf — a floral/perfumy mix of pear and stonefruit. The mouthfeel is giving me a bit of a strong syrupy/coating feeling, which I remember I had from Marco Polo as well; I’m suspecting I may have either used a bit too much leaf for the amount of water or steeped a little longer than necessary, producing a quite strong cup. My personal preferences on this sort of “perfumy/fragrant” French teas seem to be a softer/more gentle brewing than a heavy-handed cup. It’s also just a tad astringent/drying toward the end of the sip, backing up that theory. Ah well, sometimes you just have a bad-steep day…
That aside, the flavor itself it mostly a sweet, succelent pear note. I’m still tasting a bit of the stonefruit, not as strongly as the pear, though; on the tongue it is reading more as apricot or peach than Mirabelle plum, though. The floral note is really strong, but I don’t know how to describe it… my botanical knowledge is not great. It reminds me of jasmine because it is thick, coating, and strong on the nose, but it doesn’t taste like jasmine. Cheating and looking at the flavor notes from the manufacturer, it appears the floral is lotus… which I really have no experience with, so I’m not surprised I couldn’t peg it (I’ve only had one lotus tea before, and it was so old the scenting wasn’t that potent). It’s a very pretty aroma, even if I can’t describe it. I just don’t like the coating/drying feeling that sticky florality is leaving on my tongue.
I think, if I could brew this again using slightly altered parameters, I’d find a cup in my “perfect” zone and be really into this flavor combination.
Flavors: Astringent, Drying, Floral, Peach, Pear, Perfume, Plum, Stonefruit
Advent day 3! Three bags of this tea are in the 3 slot, another plentiful sample. I’m not usually a fan of oolongs, so I’m always surprised when I find one I like and doesn’t have that flat taste I associate with them. When opening this bag I was struck by how fruity and juicy it smelled. It’s just as delightful steeped. The pear and peach are the dominating flavors, but there is a slight sweetness that rounds out the fruit flavors. I’d guess this would be delicious cold steeped and might take a little cream well. This is a tea I’d totally buy!
This is a sample bag from a The O Dor order a while back. Their samples are well packaged to keep fresh and almost all of them have given up several good steeps for me. This was no exception.
The oolong is very fresh and green, no rock/dark/mineral oolong here. The goji berry and peach were the dominant notes to me but they were not too strong. I thought they were light enough to let you taste the oolong without covering it completely yet still had plenty of presence. I honestly didn’t detect the pear separately.
The tea was such a pretty color, too, a clear, golden liquor that shone in my little teacup. Very relaxing in the evening.
I love this! The dry leaves has such a dreamy, sweet fragrance! It smells so floral, though I do not think it is the scent of lotus flower… perhaps the fragrance was enhanced by the fruity flavours. The liquor tasted strongly of peach and berries, followed by a note of pear. The only weakness of this tea was that it was too light-bodied. When it was brewed the second time, the tea became rather weak although the fruity flavours were still going strong. Probably it would have worked even better with a black tea base!
Flavors: Berries, Flowers, Peach, Pear
From OMGsrsly, who received some from Sil :D
Sometimes I think tea gets passed along across the world just to die in my cupboard. Hopefully I’ll be able to reciprocate by New Years.
This is a good example of an well-flavored oolong, and is what I wish David’s Long Life Oolong was like- fruity, nutty, and vibrantly juicy. The nuttiness may be my imagination, which is where I thank my imagination because it’s a lovely note. It’s also delicious cooled or chilled.
Flavors: Almond, Floral, Goji, Peach, Pear
I got a lot of peach, a fair amount of pear and a ton of floral – lotus flowers I guess? Reminds me of a more mellow lavender. I really, really like this tea. It’s light and deliciously sweet and would be a fantastic afternoon tea offering with lemon cookies or almond cookies. On to the wishlist this one goes – and not just for a cool test tube (though I am seriously weak when it comes to resisting good marketing). Thanks, Sil!
From Sil. :)
I kept like 1/2 tsp back to try. I don’t like pear, so I’m not really expecting much from this tea.
It smells like fuzzy peaches, and pear jelly beans. Uhh…
Hmm. I didn’t steep it very long – maybe 30 seconds. It’s mostly peach I think, but with that icky overripe jelly bean pear flavour in the background.
I did another steep while I stirred my chili. Still really peachy and overripe pear. I think that if you love those flavours, this would be a good tea for you. It is high quality, and I am appreciating the oolong base. However, since the pear is really one of my LEAST favourite flavours, it’s falling flat for me.
But I did get a glass test tube with a cork cap out of the deal. ;)
It is a pretty dark green leaf Oolong, rolled and mixed with Goji berries from a deep orange-red and flowers. The dry leaf smell is very strong, very fruity and peach -y. I do not feel especially the floral side of the low oxidized Oolong.
I decide to steep this Oolong at 80 ° c and for 4 minutes.
The leaves unfold quite well but still have a great potential for future steeps. The Goji berry is still very orange and energetic!
The infusion smells peach and fruit. The colour is really beautiful with a very warm orange yellow.
Unsurprisingly peach is the first detected aroma, it is powerful, maybe a touch too much. But peach, despite its ingenuous physical, is not a so discreet fruit. Refined but not discreet, it often takes everything out its way.
This peach does not play on the sweet side, which brings a great freshness to the blend.
On the next sips I can now detect very specifically pear notes, very significant. We should not sometimes rush to much to isolate and detect flavours. And I love pear …
However I am quite happy to not really detect lotus as my palate was not thrilled by all the lotus teas that I tried in the past.
The texture is very light, a bit mellow but nothing more.
While cooling, the pear begins to seriously challenge the peach … for my highest pleasure. I think it must be absolutely divine as an iced Oolong tea.
This is a successful tea and I’ll be more than happy to buy some this summer.
Pics of this very lovely tea (liquor and leaves are gorgeous) are available here : https://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/tag/theodor/
Flavors: Peach, Pear
someone else wrote up a great review of the tea launch that i had the fortune of attending while i was in Paris.
The tea that was launched was this one, and i realised today that i hadn’t logged that i’d had it. I know Ysaurella also had an opportunity to sample it.I’d gone because while at the store, i was told that this was a pear tea that would be launched. What they failed to tell me was that it was also PEACH. Sadly while it was a really nicely blended tea…it was way more peach than pear. Even my other half, upon smelling it, remarked that it smelled entirely of peaches. Still though, if you’re a fan of oolongs and peach – this is a lovely creation from the o dor.