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drank Fujian Oolong by foojoy
125 tasting notes

Good budget buy for oolong. I picked it up for $8.39/8 oz box at T&T Ginseng here in Las Vegas (https://ttginseng.com/). I was thrilled to discover this local retailer which carries a variety of Foojoy teas, Ten Ren teas, and various other teas.

This is clearly a lower-grade oolong, as many stems are present. It is a very heavily roasted style of oolong mostly rolled into brown-black balls.

It brews a beautiful and clear dark amber cup and presents a pleasant nutty roasted aroma. There is good body to it, with almost a syrupy mouthfeel and maybe some caramel with the slightest hints of raisin or fig-like fruitiness and some oak. That might all sound kind of great, however these flavor notes are not as prominent as one might hope, and this can present as a pretty one-dimensional tea defined mostly by the heavy roast flavor. But there is some depth if you look carefully.

All in all, this one isn’t a great tea, but it is a good everyday drinker and a good value for those who might enjoy darker roasted oolongs entering the territory of what is more like a black tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
Keemunlover

As an FYI, I noticed there are quite few more teas in stock at the physical store location here in Las Vegas, NV than will show up on the website for T&T Ginseng. I don’t think the website is updated very often. If you are thinking of checking them out, it is better to do so in person if at all possible.

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Keemunlover

As an FYI, I noticed there are quite few more teas in stock at the physical store location here in Las Vegas, NV than will show up on the website for T&T Ginseng. I don’t think the website is updated very often. If you are thinking of checking them out, it is better to do so in person if at all possible.

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I love tea. Mainly Chinese teas, such as Keemuns, Shui Xian oolongs when I can find them, Yunnan golden buds, and delicate spring greens. With so many options, though, I keep trying new teas.

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