Red Arbor Oolong Tea

description

We love this tea for its many shades and suggestions of brown, from the toasty smell of the dried leaves, a chestnut infusion, an amber liquor and finally the note of oak wood as we taste it. Setting off these dark flavors are aromatic notes of dried fruit and flowers which come from the young buds that are abundantly present in this blend.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Lifted note of dried red fruit similar to dried red apples and dried apricot, with notes of red rose at the back and resin in the undertone.

appearance

Amber

taste

The liquor is soft and starts out on a dry, oak wood-like note. Notes of dried red fruit emerge in the middle but fade away quickly to reveal a mellow note of red rose towards the end. The liquor is full-bodied, and feels ample and well-rounded.

COMPLEMENTS

Crepes, flan, sables, biscotti and cream cheeses

dry leaf

aroma

Creamy and toasty; marked by a notes of dried apricot in the attack and toasted almond in the release

appearance

Mix of loosely-rolled blackish-brown leaves, off-white buds, and whole dark brown leaves.

infusion

aroma

Soft, mildly sweet and vegetal, marked by notes of cooked beans.

appearance

Fully-opened, chestnut colored leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

176-185 oF

3.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Honey

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

12 Reviews

Likes

  • Smooth Body 9
  • High Quality 6
  • Freshness 6
  • Great Aroma 5
  • Unique Flavor Profile 3

Dislikes

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

Best Served

  • Anytime 9
  • Afternoon 3
  • Morning 3
  • Dessert Tea 2
  • Evening 2

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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