Review: Rishi Tea Jade Oolong

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Its OK"One admirable trait of this Oolong is that its leaves expand fairly intact and seem to fill a pot even if you only use a few pellets. This is a good thing because it makes for a nice strong cup without having to use up the whole tin."
Troy’s Teaview: 6/10
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rishi-jade-oolong.jpgOolong is sort of an utterly nondescript description of the undescript. While Oolong officially referrs to tealeaves that are rolled into balls or little twists, and are semi-fermented between a green and a black tea, unfortunately this describes a wide swath of dissimilar teas. Although, I would have to say that none of the categories of tea really give you any clue what to expect. Some Oolongs are buttery, some taste of richly fried foods, some are really complex green teas, while others are just black tea in drag.

These lovely little pelletized leaves are a fine example of a really green Oolong. The oxidation seems to have robbed this green of any overly-grassy twists, and has definitely added a mellow maturity to the cup. This is definitely a good tea, but its so even bodied and mild that I just couldn't justify tossing out larger numbers, not that they actually cost me anything. One admirable trait of this Oolong is that its leaves expand fairly intact and seem to fill a pot even if you only use a few pellets. This is a good thing because it makes for a nice strong cup without having to use up the whole tin. This is a very good daily drinker, but I wouldn't bust it out to impress friends, unless your friends are slow and easily impressed. However, if you have slow friends a nice bouncy ball is probably cheaper anyways.

— To purchase Rishi Tea Jade Oolong, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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