Singbulli Special Summer Oolong Tea

description

Another fine Darjeeling estate that has added the oolong to its repertoire is Singbulli. This one, made from good summer flush tea, tends towards the black tea, being more oxidized. Tree fruit and nutty notes are a standout feature. It may be better enjoyed by a connoisseur rather than a beginner to these teas.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Lifted notes of burnt wood with hints of dried tree fruit, fennel seeds

appearance

Dark yellow gold

taste

The liquor is full-bodied, ample in the mouth, and quite smooth. Woody with short notes of fennel seeds and notes of nuts are present. The finish is also woody, however a notes of tree fruits emerges towards the end and lingers for a while on the palate.

COMPLEMENTS

Sandwich, peach pie, apple pie, cornbread

dry leaf

aroma

Woody start with hints of toasted nuts, dry earth, hay

appearance

Mix of loosely rolled brownish-black leaves and silver buds and open floating brown leaves.

infusion

aroma

Marked notes of spicy, woody, fennel seeds

appearance

Dark and light coppery mixed leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

2.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

PICKING DATE
Jun 05, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Evening
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU SFSBO | GRADE FOP | INVOICE DJ-167
CERTIFICATIONS


30 Reviews

Likes

  • Great Aroma 20
  • Freshness 20
  • Smooth Body 14
  • High Quality 13
  • Unique Flavor Profile 12

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 8
  • Weak 3
  • No Flavor 1
  • Strong 1

Best Served

  • Afternoon 10
  • Anytime 9
  • Morning 7
  • Evening 2
  • Dessert Tea 1

Thaea

Aug. 1, 2017

Full of flavor

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

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon.

Beautiful oolong bursting with flavor. It's more nutty/woody to me, but has a sweet undertone. Very pleasant and complex with layers. I love that it's full-bodied, and you can really taste the high quality. I got it as a sample but would love to buy a full-sized version because I like it so much.

p_shirin2003

July 1, 2017

Light tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Afternoon.

I like to drink it after lunch.

vaclav burda

May 25, 2017

Ideal for early morning

Likes : High Quality.

Dislikes : No Flavor.

Best Served : Morning.

Ideal for early morning, tea for your heel or for your grandmother's cake and of course for your daily cup of tea. The infusion of a rather pale golden-colored color, a slightly faint, spicy flavor with citrus tones and tones of unripe grapes with a hazelnut reverberation.

Christopher

Feb. 6, 2017

A nice variation on a typical oolong

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

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

The dried leaves have a very understated aroma--a slight tone of dried fruit and subtle scent that reminds one of a forest in bloom. The steeped liquor takes on a light golden color and has a smooth, nutty aroma. The taste follows suit, offering a strong nutty flavor that backs off into a slight hint of perfume tones. Overall Singbulli Summer Oolong is a great fill-in for a Formosa oolong. I enjoy Formosa oolongs but the earthy, roasted flavors with these can sometimes be quite harsh. Singbulli Summer Oolong harkens to these tastes but has a smooth mouthfeel and some playful undertones that make it a gentler, more enticing experience than your typical "dark" oolong.

Jan. 19, 2017

Nice body, earthy aroma

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

This tea has a very pleasant sweetness without being overbearing. It has a medium body, not too dark, with great flavor, but can be a little bitter if oversteeped. I thought it did fine with a second steep and I appreciated the earthy smell (it wasn't super floral).

Pernille

Jan. 8, 2017

Really good!

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime, Evening.

I've always been a huge fan of the Darjeeling region - this is no exception. In my experience, tea from Darjeeling does have a tendency to get bitter easily, however, if you pay attention you'll end up with a great cup of tea.

Laurence

Nov. 30, 2016

Very light

Likes : Freshness, High Quality.

Best Served : Afternoon.

I got this tea as a free sample It isn't what I usually buy but was impressed. The leaves are still quite moist. Its a very fresh and pleasant tea.

Oct. 23, 2016

Light but very interesting

Likes : Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Weak.

A bit too light bodied for me, but a great flavour profile and overall very enjoyable.

Brandi

Oct. 19, 2016

Nice Flavor Profile

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

Very enjoyable. Good presence, without being overbearing.

Oct. 8, 2016

Very enjoyable

A very enjoyable tea with nice earthy aroma to the leaves.

Melissa

Sept. 10, 2016

A great afternoon tea

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

A little bit sweet, but overall very enjoyable. I would order this again. I drank it with a small spoon of honey.

Andrea

July 20, 2016

Lovely

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Morning.

A lovely full bodied oolong. I enjoyed it

Dani

April 28, 2016

very light

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

Best Served : Anytime.

This tea smelled great and was beautiful. Very smooth. I love this tea Iced.

Piotr

April 27, 2016

Fruity and light oolong

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Delicate, fruity and very smooth oolong. A dessert in a cup! Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Courtney

March 19, 2016

Like this for morning or early afternoon

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

Robust flavor, with fruit aroma.

Dawn

Dec. 23, 2015

Very enjoyable tea.

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

Best Served : Anytime.

Smooth flavor, no overpowering overtones of any certain flavor.

Chance

Nov. 25, 2015

Great taste and scent!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

Awesome oolong tea, taste great at any time of day!

Nicole

Nov. 18, 2015

Perfect

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Weak.

The oolong tea is perfect it is rather weak a bit but the flavor is just nice.. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Rene

Nov. 15, 2015

Delicious tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Delicious tea, beautiful tea leaves Reviewed as part of the Teabox subscription program.

Kyle

Oct. 28, 2015

Great Oolong

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

When I opened the bag, I knew I'd be a fan of this tea. The tea smells great and tastes even better. I prefer honey over the recommended sugar - but only a little honey. I definitely recommend.

Gabriel

Oct. 19, 2015

Good, sweet, mossy oolong!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Good oolong here. Flavor was just right, and additional steeps yielded a more subtle and sweeter flavor profile, like any good oolong. Flavor is a bit peat-y, great tea for autumn!

Sarah

Oct. 8, 2015

Very satisfying

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Afternoon.

good on its own or with something sweet, overall very tasty.

Isa

Oct. 5, 2015

Fruity and lively tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

This is a sweet-smelling tea with a medley of fruity flavours. Mostly, I tasted berries and hints of peach. The smell, which I absolutely love, reminds me of a newly- opened bottle of jam. The brew itself is smooth and toasty, although not as striking as its aroma. Perfect lazy afternoon tea!

Luis

Oct. 3, 2015

Enjoyed the aroma and flavor of this tea. Premium quality

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Favorite oolong so far

Luis

Sept. 26, 2015

Premium quality!

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

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

Great oolong, enjoyed the aroma and the smooth taste.

Isa

Sept. 26, 2015

Fruity and lively tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

This is a sweet-smelling tea with a medley of fruity flavours. Mostly, I tasted berries and hints of peach. The smell, which I absolutely love, reminds me of a newly- opened bottle of jam. The brew itself is smooth and toasty, although not as strikingly as its aroma. Perfect lazy afternoon tea!

Stuart

Sept. 22, 2015

Perfect substitute for English Breakfast tea. Dark & Fruity

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

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

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

The dry tea leaves look enticing and their aroma is amazing. I want to have that smell in a candle. The tea is well balanced in its flavor profile when steeped less than 2 minutes at less than 190F. There are flavors of dark fruit and a slight nuttiness. I love how mellow this tea is.

Stuart

Sept. 22, 2015

Makes a smooth cup.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Colors in the dry leaves look amazing. Dark, fruity aroma with hints of cut wood. Flavor is roasted fruit and aroma and it makes a smooth cup.

Chris

Sept. 20, 2015

Good fruit flavored tea

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Weak.

This tea was good. I like the fruity flavor it has but would like a tea that is a little bit stronger.

Laurie

Aug. 22, 2015

Exotic and Unexpected

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Afternoon.

This oolong offering from Singbulli certainly looks and smells exotic! The dried leaves range from a clay reddish-brown to a silvery tipped and near white. The scent evokes the memory of a dark, unsweetened fruit compote. The tea is definitely on the darker roasted side, as far as oolongs go, and the flavor seems somewhat woody and not very sweet. It’s pretty good, but not my favorite from the oolong sample pack. I really love the way the dried tea of this Singbulli smells, but the taste is just okay to my palate. Of course, I prefer greener oolongs more generally...

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