Goomtee Special Spring Oolong Tea

description

This batch of Goomtee's spring oolong offers a distinctly different experience than the last. It’s richly roasted and delivers flavors that are bold, dense, and complex.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Roasted, marked by notes of palm sugar and waxy red flowers with suggestions of clay and fruit leather at the back.

appearance

Pale yellow

taste

The liquor is complex, brisk, and dense but well-balanced. In it, a rich roasted note underscores notes of palm sugar, wood, and waxy red flowers. Hints of nuts come through in the finish.

COMPLEMENTS

Dark chocolate, waffle, apple pie, smoked cheese, kebab, pan-seared fish

dry leaf

aroma

Roasted with notes of stone fruit, anise, fennel, white flowers, and nuts.

appearance

Long, wiry, well rolled black leaves, some with tints of green and brown, with pale green buds.

infusion

aroma

Roasted and caramelized notes

appearance

Dark, whole olive green leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Honey

PICKING DATE
Apr 26, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
Low
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU FFGTO | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE EXN-25
CERTIFICATIONS


25 Reviews

Likes

  • Freshness 19
  • Unique Flavor Profile 16
  • Great Aroma 15
  • High Quality 10
  • Smooth Body 7

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 7
  • Weak 3
  • Strong 2
  • No Flavor 0

Best Served

  • Afternoon 5
  • Anytime 5
  • Morning 5
  • Evening 2
  • Dessert Tea 0

March 13, 2017

beautiful light Oolong

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

Perfect for spring! crisp and delicious.

Sharon

Jan. 24, 2017

Light and Elegant

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Weak, Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon.

This is a very soft tea. It's nice on a sensitive pallet and has a unique array of flavors. I enjoyed it, but prefer stronger teas.

P

Dec. 7, 2016

Classic spring tea indeed

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Another excellent tea from Goomtee. Very fresh and fragrant leaves. Delicate and complex infusion, smooth and flavourful.

Andrea

Dec. 5, 2016

Light

Likes : Freshness.

Goomtee is one of my favorite plantations for tea. Always a joy

Andres

Nov. 2, 2016

Comes highly recommended

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

Goomtee put out my two favorite darjeelings this year so far, this Oolong and their Summer muscatel black. It has all of the rich, strong, complex notes which makes darjeeling my favorite tea region. Comes highly recommended from me.

Serena

July 13, 2016

Tasty, tasted like black current, but not corn or coriander

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning.

I enjoyed drinking this tea, but I felt as though the flavour did not match the description on the package as I did not taste corn or coriander, but rather tasted black current.

Claudia

May 30, 2016

Very nice if steeped correctly

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

I loved the taste and the aroma, and it sure is a nice tea for anytime. But be sure to don't over-steep it.

Piotr

Dec. 9, 2015

An excellent oolong!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Quality tea. Complex, well balanced, smooth and very enjoyable. Not at all bitter, as long as you don't use too hot water and don't exceed the steeping time. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Marne

Nov. 13, 2015

Very enjoyable, cozy tea

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Weak.

This tea was cozy, and had a very comforting flavor. I made it stronger than suggested. Reviewed as part of the Teabox subscription program.

madison

Nov. 11, 2015

Nice evening tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Evening.

Great aroma, but I found it to be bitter. Next time I will try steeping it for only 3 minutes.

Erin

Nov. 7, 2015

Good tea, but not my personal favorite

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

This is a good tea, but i found it to be too astringent for my taste, which is not what i look for in an oolong. I did like it though; it's fresh and has a very nice, citrusy taste.

Maverick

Nov. 4, 2015

Exceptional oolong

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Morning.

This tea has a wonderful burnt and toasted taste that is the hallmark of a great oolong. A definite must-try.

Claudia

Nov. 1, 2015

Great Oolong experience

Likes : Great Aroma.

I was hesitant in getting an Oolong tea, because in my first experience with it, I didn't like it - and I'm glad I got this Oolong tea! It has a very nice aroma and indeed a toasted nutty taste, which I adored. Would definitely recommend.

Kelly

Oct. 28, 2015

Fantastically Complex and Smooth!

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

Oolong and Darjeeling are two of my favorite things so I was excited to try this. Smooth with hints of spice and earth. A little astringent, but still an overall fantastic tea!

Claudia

Oct. 27, 2015

Great Oolong experience

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

I was hesitant in getting an Oolong tea, because in my first experience with it, I didn't like it - and I'm glad I got this Oolong tea! It has a very nice aroma and indeed a toasted nutty taste, which I adored. Would definitely recommend.

Herry

Oct. 25, 2015

Amazing Tea.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Highly recommended. Didnt imagine that i could order such great quality tea straight from india. Just Amazing. Keep up the good work.

Emilea

Oct. 17, 2015

Awesome!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

I have never really tried good Oolong tea, mostly because I was skeptical of the flavour and bitterness of previous cups. However, this tea was amazing. The flavours were great, and even though I accidentally steeped it for too long, the flavours were not bitter in the slightest. I could drink this tea without adding anything to it, which normally I would add sugar or honey. All in all a great tea.

Emily

Sept. 25, 2015

Very delicious and smooth - wonderful!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Very enjoyable oolong, I like it very much and it was my favorite tea in the sample box! The leaves were nicely sized and evenly colored, with a rich malty aroma. Once steeped it created a reddish-gold liquid that was not too astringent and left a nice toasty aftertaste that lingered (in a pleasant way)!

Rebecca

Sept. 23, 2015

Relaxing anytime tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

Very fresh, beautiful tea. It has low caffeine so I can definitely drink this in the evenings. It has a nutty, earthy flavor, but is surprisingly sweet in a good way! Brewed at 190 F For 5 mins

Stuart

Sept. 22, 2015

Reminds me of spring and green freshness.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Strong.

Aroma is grassy and seaweed and taste is vegetal and slight astringent.

Jeremy

Sept. 20, 2015

Yummy

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Loved it. Outstanding in every way.

Mary

Aug. 27, 2015

Tasty

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Great taste from this blend.

Karolina

Aug. 11, 2015

Nice and fresh

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Weak.

This Oolong was a new experience for me. When i first opened the sachet the smell of the tea was heavenly, very fresh and inviting. Once steeped, the tea retained this marvelous citrusy aroma, and aquired a lovely colour somewhere in between green and white tea. The taste was wonderful, it had a calming effect on me. I usually dring my tea with half a spoon of honey just to take off the edge, this did not affect the taste of this Oolong in the least, the quality of the product is truly superior, well done.

Oyvind Saanum Eithun

June 30, 2015

Smoky if not oversteeped

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

The first time I tried it I did not much like it. Then I tried 3 minutes instead of the 5 minutes recommended, and that made it much better for my taste. Correctly steeped it has a quite strong aroma af tobacco with some notes of hay. Taste is smoky malt whisky (almost like an Islay malt) with notes of tobacco, The finish mostly the same, but with notes of coriander, black pepper and parsley on top. Quite complex and surprising, actually. Not what I expect from a Darjeeling at all, even it is an Oolong. I prefer the classiscal Darjeeling taste, but this is an interesting variety. (The 5 minutes seeping had less caracter and was a little bitter. Not unpleasant, but nothing like the 3 minutes steeping. Aroma was mostly hay. Tasta also mostly hay, with notes of nuts.)o mostly hay, with notes of nuts.)

Marion

April 7, 2015

Another outstanding Oolong

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

This is an outstanding Oolong which won't dissappoint. I enjoyed its richness and well rounded flavour profile. Notes of honey and hay were particularly prominent for me, as well as almonds. It seems that it has been quite popular as it has already sold out!

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