Singbulli Exotic Spring Flowery Oolong Tea

description

What makes this tea stand out from all other spring oolongs is its bright flavors, derived from the flowering clonal buds. Citrusy and floral, the tea tastes smooth but not light. It carries the typical tanginess of first flush teas but with fuller and sweeter flavors. If you are an enthusiast of a mature and full flavored oolong, this tea is a great choice.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Perfumy, marked by the freshness of pea shoots, notes of unripe apricot, sweet lime, and citrus blossom.

appearance

Pale yellow

taste

The liquor is bright and clean-flavored right from the start. Its flavors are mellow, extremely smooth, citrusy and floral. Subtle notes of cucumber come through in the finish, and stay a while on the palate. There is a noticeable umami quality to the tea which is not commonly found in spring flush oolongs.

COMPLEMENTS

A light snack or a bowl of fresh fruit.

dry leaf

aroma

Restrained note of sun dried grass, toasty with hints of chamomile.

appearance

Abundant powder green buds with loosely rolled dark green and olive green leaves.

infusion

aroma

Subtle vegetal notes, some floral hints and lime zest in the undertone.

appearance

Mix of bright green and olive green leaves.

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

2.5 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

PICKING DATE
Mar 27, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Evening
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU FFSBO | GRADE FOP | INVOICE LC-7
CERTIFICATIONS


12 Reviews

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Likes

  • Great Aroma 9
  • Freshness 9
  • Unique Flavor Profile 9
  • High Quality 8
  • Smooth Body 6

Dislikes

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

Best Served

  • Evening 3
  • Dessert Tea 2
  • Anytime 2
  • Afternoon 1
  • Morning 1

Piotr

Dec. 3, 2015

Flowery spring indeed!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best oolong tea I've ever tasted, perhaps the best tea I've ever tried. Light, fresh, fragrant and floral. A joy to drink! Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Piotr

Nov. 17, 2015

Delightful!

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

Best Served : Anytime.

Flowery spring indeed! Light, fresh, fragrant and floral. A joy to drink!

aktau.laroute

Oct. 5, 2015

Best from all Oolong

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best from all Oolong, that I was try before

Cailee

Sept. 27, 2015

Nice Smell

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Weak.

This tea dry has a sweet, flowery aroma and is very pretty to look at but the smell is not as strong once brewed. In my opinion, since it is more of a light tea, it is nice to drink at night. The next time I make this tea I will use more tea leaves because it was a little weak for my taste, but still very good. My first loose tea brewing experience was a tea with a lot of (what looked to be) dried fruit chunks and who knows what else in it. (It came from a well known expensive tea company, usually found in the mall.) I thought is was good until I tried this one which had the fruity sweet flowery smell and aroma without all of the extras.

madissen

Sept. 12, 2015

So delicious!

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

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

This tea was so delicious. With very subtle notes of citrus and the rich signature taste of a Darjeeling, I could drink this nearly every day and be happy.

Maddelynne

Sept. 6, 2015

I love oolong!

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Weak.

The tea was flavorful but a little weak!

Laurie

Aug. 22, 2015

Greenish Oolong similar to Taiwanese

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

Best Served : Afternoon.

A very good greenish oolong indeed. It’s funny that Indian oolongs look nothing like Chinese and Taiwanese oolongs in the dried form, yet they sometimes (as in this case) brew up with a very similar flavor profile and scent. Light and refreshing, smooth and silky. I like it!

Jeremy Schulz

Aug. 17, 2015

Lovely floral, maybe even dessert Oolong

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

Best Served : Evening, Dessert Tea.

I received a number of teas from a friend for my birthday and hadn't had a chance to relax and enjoy a cup until tonight. I chose to try the Singbulli Oolong, as I wanted something lower in caffeine. Opening the bag, I was greeted with a delicate floral aroma that didn't overpower the Oolong scent. I have to be in a particular mood for floral teas, but I have it a shot anyways. After brewing it in my Breville One Touch, for a surprising 4 minutes, I poured my first cup. I was even more surprised to find that the floral notes were very noticeable, and had a wonderful level of natural sweetness that didn't overwhelm. Now typically I do not sweeten my teas, nor do I generally enjoy sweeter teas; however this cup was heavenly. It was the perfect bedtime cup! The info above suggests cherry blossom, but I'm not sure I can agree with that, nor can I pinpoint what floral variety I'm enjoying. It also stands up well to a second steeping! Which is comforting after noting the price per ounce. A bit steep (haha pun!), but I encourage tea lovers to give it a try. This may well become a new bedtime ritual, becoming a full time tin in my cabinet.

Oyvind Saanum Eithun

June 25, 2015

Refreshing and fantastic

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

The aroma is very distinct and refreshing. Strong notes of lemon, flowers and fresh cut grass. A hint of typical chamomille darjeeling oolong. Taste is very well balanced between lemon and flowers, but not very strong. The finish is strong and lingering with flowers, lemon and grass again. Also the chamomille hint returns. The tasting notes recommends sugar. I have not tried, but can not imagine that is any point, as it is so good alone. Pricy, but one of the very best teas I have ever tasted. Just the finish is worth the price of this tea!

George Stephen Zakhia

May 2, 2015

Excellent tea to sip on its own

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

Best Served : Evening.

A great light oxidation Oolong, the dry leaves are beautiful to look at with fine white hairs, its aroma is unique and complex, more savory than fruity, (with more steeps the savoriness decrease to be replaced by citrus) notes of tropical night flowers with a definite citrus background. Reminds me of hot nights in Gardens in Ghana. It brews into a pale golden liquor, I brew gongfu style with 4g/120mls at 185f (I know I use a lot of tea but that with that I find I can get up to 5 steeps). This tea dose not disappoint, savory with lots of lemon/lime notes and the smell of night flowers, not too sweet, with little astringency and a smooth body. The the tea changes at the 2-3 re-steeps, it becomes more citrusy(more of lime)with a pleasant dryness and the savoriness fades. Excellent to sip while contemplating the universe. The price is steep but its worth the experience.

albert

April 8, 2015

Unique flavor profile

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Dessert Tea.

You can clearly see the quality of the tea, but it does not compare favorably with its cost. The taste is not exceptional in any way, nor is it bold. I expected much more for a tea with a fine pedigree. There are much better options at teabox.

Marion

April 5, 2015

Outstanding in every sense

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

Best Served : Evening.

This is a very special tea with such a unique aroma one could write pages and pages about it to describe all its minute details. Once brewed it is highly scented and reminds of orchids and white blossoms. The flavour is complex and well balanced with refreshing floral characters and the smoothness I have gown to really appreciate in a good oolong tea. This tea is superbly refined, elegant and the perfect cup to relax with and think about the day.

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