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Thursday, May 13, 2010

ITO EN Loose Leaf Oolong Tea 'Rose Oolong'

Tea Information:
Tea: Rose Oolong
Type: Oolong Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: ITO EN
Purchase: Here
Description: ITO EN's House Oolong beckons with colorful flecks of dried rose petals. You'll discover a subtle floral aroma, a graceful addition to our carefully balanced Oolong blend.
Ingredients: ?

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 750ml filtered water brought to 195°
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL (Oolong, Medium, Auto start)
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, floral
Flavor: floral, slightly (but pleasantly) bitter, vegetal
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: vegetal
Liquor: translucent honey yellow-brown

Purchased at Mitsuwa for $7.50

A good cup of tea, but not amazing. I'll gladly enjoy the rest of this tea, but I can't see myself craving it. I am also not a rose fan.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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