Black Oolong (Bottle tea)

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Ok, I can only guessimate the chinese words from the japanese here, so pls forgive me if it is not correct. Here it goes:
Fat absorbing (top title)
Consumer council approved. Wellbeing food item (round seal)

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I must admit bottle tea is my usual choice but the “black oolong” title sucked me into buying it to try. I thought it is a heavily oxidized oolong, but I “need” to try what this black oolong is.
3 days ago:
Open bottle, the smell is definitely heavily oxidized oolong, but with a hint of burnt sugar sweetness. Nutritional label (translated by importer presumably) doesn’t suggest added sugar, but past experience tells me to be skeptical on what these translated label say.
The first sip is definitely a heavily oxidized oolong. No weird burnt taste, which is good, but there is a left over acidic mouth feel that is very off-putting.
Again label told me it has Vitamin C added to the tea, perhaps that contribute to the sour aftertaste?
Being an chilled bottled tea I really wasn’t expecting much, but I really don’t understand why a product that has a natural dark colour, sitting in a bottle with most content covered by the label has to have Vitamin C added, which I bet contribute to the undesirable aftertaste! After all, plain tea shouldn’t need preservatives???

Today I drank it again. I in fact was pondering whether to give it to the plants. For the sake of finishing this experiment, I had another cup. Hm…the sour aftertaste was bothering me still…Nah…rest to the plants…

Wu long is certainly mentioned a lot when it comes to weight loss tea, but this black oolong is certainly not my cup to weight loss, even if I am serious about looking for a weight loss tea – there are many other much better oolong to make the “weight management” journey more enjoyable!

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