Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fujian Wu Long Tea Review

Fujian Wu Long Tea
(Golden Bridge Brand)

Reviewed by: Rebekkah
Type of tea

Oolong, loose-leaf
Flavor aspects

Natural, earthy
Where I got it

Gift from a friend

No idea, really
How I brewed it

Boiled water and let it cool slightly, maybe 10 minutes in a closed kettle. Also tried making it with coffee machine water at work.
Rebrewing notes

Rebrews well, like most oolongs. I had 3 good cups from the same leaves, and wouldn't be surprised to get more.

This oolong is light, even more so than most. Warm I can barely taste it, a very subtle flavor. When it cools it seems to have an almost coconut-like aftertaste. The first time I made it, I didn't have the water quite hot enough--I'd suggest using water at least 190, which makes the flavor more noticeable, but really even fully steeped it's a subtle taste. What I do notice is almost a green tea in taste, or possibly a white-green blend.

Don't let that dissuade you if you're a tea lover, though. Probably not for people still developing their taste for tea, but if you're an aficionado, or at least a pocket hobbyist, it's worth a try. If you enjoy plain white teas, you'll probably enjoy this one. I rather like it, and find it highly drinkable, even after 5 cups in a single day. To that point, I've had five cups in a single day, and am about to go back for a sixth...

Is it my favorite all-time tea? No, I'd probably give that honor to one of the other oolongs I've had (like this one), or perhaps the white chai. To be honest, not even in the top ten. But I'd rank it in the top 30.

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