Red Arbor Oolong Tea

description

A Darjeeling oolong blend, made from some high elevation teas. This tea is exceptionally floral, with flavors of rose being very prominent.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Sweet dates, notes of aromatic red rose and ripe tropical fruits

appearance

Amber

taste

The liquor is soft and turns to be dry with a woody character. Notes of red rose emerge in the start and reveal more in the middle. Medium-bodied, notes of ripe tropical fruity flavour & hints of caramelized notes in the finish.

COMPLEMENTS

Crepes, flan, biscotti and cream cheeses

dry leaf

aroma

Toasted nuts, chilly leaf, earthy and hints of vanilla

appearance

Tightly rolled, mixed black leaves with off white buds & some brown leaf

infusion

aroma

Sweet, geranium, red rose and vegetal

appearance

Long, semi-open, dark coppery and green coloured leaf

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

80-85 oF

2.5 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
Low
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU SRAO | GRADE SFTGFOP1

13 Reviews

Likes

  • Smooth Body 10
  • High Quality 7
  • Freshness 7
  • Great Aroma 6
  • Unique Flavor Profile 4

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 0
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 10
  • Morning 4
  • Afternoon 3
  • Dessert Tea 2
  • Evening 2

Zdenka

May 22, 2017

Excellent Oolong tea

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

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

One of the best oolong tea I've ever taste.

Micah

April 16, 2017

Very good, if not amazingly memorable.

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Afternoon.

A nutty and slightly floral oolong. The smell is amazing, and the flavour itself is good. One of the better oolongs I've received in my subscription.

Julie

April 6, 2017

Very pleasant oolong

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

The first time I had this tea, it had a very strong smell of apples or cherries, but I haven't smelled that since (I don't know if it was the cup I used or the freshness of the leaves at that time). I've really been enjoying this oolong. Not as complex a flavor as I usually prefer, but still very pleasant and a great tea to enjoy with a book. An added bonus - even when I over-steeped it, it only became slightly astringent, not bitter. Teabox's notes are correct though - you can only steep this tea once (after that, the leaves are nearly flavorless).

Rama

April 1, 2017

A flavourful tea

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning.

It is fresh and has good aroma.This is the first time i am trying oolong tea and yes i like it .

Jennifer

March 27, 2017

Goldilocks Oolong

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

Not too strong, not too weak, it's just right.. This oolong has oak notes that are rounded out by sweet fruit and floral tones. The floral rose taste is not normally one I enjoy, however this is light enough that it manages to be the perfect complement for the woodiness. The Red Arbor is a solid oolong that won't disappoint, but also may not be memorable. It's tame and should please a wide variety of palates.

March 22, 2017

Great Oolong

Likes : High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

The dried leaves really do have a strong aroma of dried cherries, which is incredible. That disappears in the tea itself, though. The steeped tea has a woody/nutty aroma, and a strong but not unpleasant wood taste. There’s a very faint note of rose to it, not enough to really distinguish on its own, but just enough to soften and round out the wood. Overall it’s a generic but very well done oolong. It would go with any meal or time of day. Flavors: Muscatel, Oak wood, Rose, Wood

Robert

March 22, 2017

Great anytime tea!

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

Reminds me of fresh toasted bread with a sweet floral finish.

Andrea

March 16, 2017

Quintessential l oolong

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime.

This is a quintessential oolong tea. From aroma during brewing to final taste it is an oolong and absolutely lovely. Definitely want to try again!

Kaity

March 14, 2017

Evening wind down tea

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

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

This tea is wonderful for a mid day or evening wind down tea to help calm the nerves from a hard day's work. It has a fruitful flavor and a great aroma.

Laura

March 6, 2017

Beautiful tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

This tea is beautiful in appearance, aroma, and taste. The multicolored tea leaves are very pleasing to the eye, and the aroma extremely pleasant. Taste is somewhat fruity and well rounded, full-bodied without being too strong.

Brendan

March 5, 2017

Teabox's Description is Spot On

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

I don't quite have the tea vocabulary to describe this, but reading teabox's description I can agree 100%. Specifically the taste description is spot on. In a way distinctly different from black tea (which I drink mostly) the taste starts on in a woody note, but not unpleasant in the least. There's ever so slightly a taste of fruit but it does fade to a full bodied almost umami taste at the end. It is quite good, though I wouldn't want to drink it in the morning - but I could just be used to black tea in the morning. To me it seems much more an "afternoon inside on a cold day" tea instead of a "wake up and start the day" tea.

Jane

March 4, 2017

great anytime tea

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

mild tea, best served hot with a bit of honey

Nicole

March 3, 2017

Great Anytime Tea

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

Best Served : Anytime.

Great tea for anytime and has a nice and mild flavor. This works well with any meal, I enjoyed it with & after a salad, and I can tell this will be a great dessert tea too. I'm a big fan.

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