Not my cup of tea
Sorry to hear that! Can you tell us more? What was it that you found unpleasant? I just pulled out a sample and brewed it after seeing your review. First thing I'm noticing is that it brews a more concentrated cup of tea than most oolongs. So I will take note and use less tea leaves to water ratio in the future. I also updated the brewing guide on this product page to recommend using less leaves.
We'd really love to hear more if you have a moment to share!
This tea is rolled (loose pearls) and the leaves unroll as tips less than 2 inches long. While it is 'Heavy Roast' is is neither high acidity, nor smoky. It seems like a very pure tea with a rich flavor. I really enjoy this tea in teh morning.
A toasted, wood and grass parfumed, super tasty
My first purchases from Eco-Cha were: Eco Farm Heavy Roasted Oolong, LUGU COMPETITION DONG DING, AND ROASTED TSUI YU OOLONG.
I did a side-by-side comparison of the three, steeping 4 grams of each tea in 10 oz of just below boiling water. I let them all cool slightly because I can’t recognize the flavors at too high a temperature. I also tasted each when cooled to room temperature.
Here are my observations:
Lugu Competition Dond Ding:
Subtle woody aroma. Full body, rich, full mouth feel, very bold flavors. Smoothest of the 3. As it cooled, floral oolong notes came out.
Eco Farm Heavy Roasted Oolong:
Very similar in aroma to Competition. Bold woody taste. Mouth feel is narrower, it doesn’t explode like the competition. It’s a little more astringent. When cooled, floral notes weren’t present.
ROASTED TSUI YU OOLONG:
WOODY AROMA WITH DEFINITE Spicy notes. The woody taste is more subtle, balanced out by other flavors like licorice, cardamon, and vanilla. All in all, more nuanced. The only drawback was it was a
I think my order of preference is; ROASTED TSUI YU OOLONG, COMPETITION, AND FINALLY THE ECO FARM. HOWEVER, THEY WERE ALL EXCELLENT. I WOULDN’T HESITATE TO PURCHASE ANY OF THEM AGAIN.
I grew up in Taiwan drinking oolong tea everyday. I got used to drinking coffee since living abroad. Somehow, the calling of tea is so strong that I have switched back to drinking tea of late. I like the fresh light aroma the tea leaves in the mouth. I was fortunate to come across Eco-Cha, that sources organic tea farms in the Taiwan's high mountain area. The heavy roast oolong tea I ordered makes me smile in the morning.