Review: Mountain Tea Jade Oolong

Mountain Tea, Oolong Tea Add comments
Samantha’s Teaview Snapshot
Thumbs up!"This Jade Oolong is very enjoyable, there are hints of floral overtones throughout each infusion and the creamy medium-bodied texture is enjoyed throughout. "
Samantha’s Teaview: 7.8/10
Other Teaviews: CJ gave it 10/10, Sophie gave it 7.1/10
Your Reviews:Add your review »
mountainjadeoolongMountain Tea specializes in high mountain oolong in world renown birth place, Taiwan. Today's sample is a Jade oolong. Jade oolong is a popular choice among green tea lovers for it's flowery aroma, creamy smooth body, and sometimes fruity finish. Jade oolong is a light oolong, partially oxidized.

The aroma of the leaves are sweet, floral and hay-like with colors of light and dark greens mixed together in tightly rolled leaves. The brewed aroma reminded me of a grilled summer squash.

I brewed 1 teaspoon of leaves in about 2 ounces of water in a gaiwan, a small lidded bowl used for brewing tea in small batches. By using short, multiple infusions you get to enjoy each unique flavor of the leaves as they unfurl. Compared to European style brewing, a long 2-3 minute brew and taste.

I brewed this Jade oolong at 190 F, the first brew lasted about 45 seconds. The taste is so creamy and sweet, thoughts of enjoying this cup with grilled salmon sounded perfect. The second infusion at 1 minute had a little tang to it. The third infusion coming in at about 1:30 was very sweet and creamy as the first but slightly dry.

This Jade Oolong is very enjoyable, there are hints of floral overtones throughout each infusion and the creamy medium-bodied texture is enjoyed throughout.

— To purchase Mountain 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.

Teaviews Member: Samantha Samantha
Teaviews.com Reviewer
» Read more about this reviewer on Samantha's profile page.
» Find a list of recent posts by Samantha.

    



Leave a Reply

My Rating

WP Theme & Icons by N.Design Studio
Entries RSS Comments RSS Log in