J.C. ABSOLU OOLONG

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Goji Berries, Lotus Flowers, Oolong Tea, Peach, Pear
Flavors
Berries, Flowers, Peach, Pear, Almond, Floral, Goji
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
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Edit tea info Last updated by Sil
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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  • “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
  • “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...” Read full tasting note
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  • “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...” Read full tasting note
  • “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...” Read full tasting note
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From THE O DOR

Thé oolong, arômes de pêche, poire et lotus, baies de Goji, fleurs de Carthame et fleurs de bleuet blanc

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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.

Daylon R Thomas

Recommend for green oolong lovers?

ashmanra

Not sure if you are asking do I recommend this one for green Oolong lovers (yes, if you like flavored ones and peach) or for my recommendations for green oolongs. The first two that come to mind are Ali Shan from Teavivre and Wenshan Baozhong from Harney and Sons. Tea Avenue of Canada has some great, fresh tasting Oolong teas as well. I have mainly tried the scented ones. I LOVE using the aroma cup with Oolong. Hope this helps!

Daylon R Thomas

That is plenty helpful. Thank you!

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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

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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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

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

haha just glad you were able to try it, and considering it’s age, glad it’s held up!

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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!

Sil

YAY! this was the one that i was in Paris for the launch for…so super glad it’s held up (that was april) I was hoping you’d appreciate it way more than i did :)

Nicole

Now I have to find where to get some! :)

Sil

You might have more luck being in the U.S. But it might require overseas shipping. But if you DO ever place a theodor order, there are a few that are fantastic to have.

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2221 tasting notes

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. ;)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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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

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec
cteresa

yay, for reviews from you! This sounds very interesting, like you I do not like lotus very much, so it sounds interesting.

Sil

i really should try brewing this at home before i share the rest with everyone…

Ysaurella

Yes Sil you should because it was really better at home than at the event and you’ll get much pear :)

Ysaurella

Teresa it is definitively very interesting if I buy a bag of this Oolong I will send you some for sure.

cteresa

Thank you Ysaurella, but do not worry about it – it has pear, which is a note it scares me a bit. But even if perhaps not a tea for me, it sounds fantastically well done and ambitious.

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someone else wrote up a great review of the tea launch that i had the fortune of attending while i was in Paris.

http://madaboutmacarons.com/2015/05/teatime-with-theodor-launch-of-absolu-oolong-tea/

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.

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