Thurbo Exotic Summer Oolong Tea

description

Clonal teas from the Thurbo estate are always a treat but this oolong made us go wow! Its evidently been made with care and precision and consequently is as perfect as a tea can be. There is so much to enjoy in it a wide range of flavors, textures, and sensations. Its everything we love in a good Darjeeling clonal.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Soft notes of geranium and oak wood, with a distant note of stone fruit.

appearance

Light gold

taste

The liquor is smooth, full bodied, and ample in the mouth. It starts out clean, revealing soft woody and floral flavors towards the middle, marked by notes of mango candy and citrus blossom. While there is clear umami quality to the liquor, slight tartness is also discernible towards the end.

COMPLEMENTS

Best enjoyed on its or or with a light snack.

dry leaf

aroma

Dry floral spiced woody hint

appearance

Brownish black with few tips

infusion

aroma

Floral with sweetness of honey and fruity hint

appearance

Light coppery

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

176-185 oF

4.0 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - two

condiments

Drink Plain

PICKING DATE
Jul 16, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Evening
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SKU SFTBO | GRADE FOP | INVOICE DJ-487
CERTIFICATIONS


7 Reviews

Likes

  • Smooth Body 7
  • Great Aroma 4
  • High Quality 2
  • Freshness 2
  • Unique Flavor Profile 2

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 3
  • Weak 1
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0

Best Served

  • Evening 3
  • Anytime 3
  • Afternoon 1
  • Dessert Tea 0
  • Morning 0

Feb. 4, 2017

Good

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

A nice oolong. Fresh and smooth. Need to be precise with steeping.

Danny

Sept. 2, 2015

Nothing special

Likes : Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

While it is smooth, I think 5 minutes it too long to steep. It was very bitter the first batch following the directions. I had a better experience with my 2nd batch at 3 minutes, which is how long I steep most all of my black teas.

Oyvind Saanum Eithun

July 2, 2015

Delicate second flush

Likes : Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

I can not smell or taste much of the floral notes from the tasting notes. For me there is a hint of wood (something like oak) and ripe fruits (colse to pear). The taste is typical second flush. A little astringent, notes of fruit (mainly apricots), and still a slight hint of wood. The finish is lingering with mainly the apricot notes. A good second flush.

ccoodey

Nov. 24, 2014

Loved this

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

Best Served : Anytime, Evening.

I purchased this tea in the darjeeling discovery pack, and it was my favorite out of the bunch. I was absolutely impressed with this tea-- I loved it and intend on buying more.

Marion

Nov. 12, 2014

Don't wait too long to try this Oolong

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Evening.

This is my first experience of Oolong tea and clearly I should have enjoyed this much sooner. What a wonderful aroma. It is exotic, slightly fruity and very well balanced. When sipping it it has a lovely smooth mouthfeel almost a little like flavours of honey. This tea makes me feel very relaxed and I enjoy it most at night time. Thank you teabox for another discovery!

MARCO

Sept. 26, 2014

Recommended.

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

I love oolong teas and this tea is a perfect example of their qualities. I will certainly order it again, as the price is reasonable for such a delicious product.

g.manginis

July 18, 2014

Wonderfully idiosyncratic

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

A tea to enjoy with all of one's faculties, both senses and intellect. Unique colour, elegant aroma, a rare combination of Oolong and Darjeeling, combining the most refined qualities of both. For fans of light teas and elegant complex profiles, this is a true find.

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