Pomegranate Oolong

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Pomegranate Oolong

Postby henley » Sep 7th, '07, 09:01

Was at a coffee shop w/a friend yesterday & since I don't drink coffee, decided to ask about their teas. Don't know what brand the tea was but it was good. Anybody seen this product anywhere? Thanx, ~Henley

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Postby CynTEAa » Sep 7th, '07, 09:28

Henley,

Harney's makes a Pomegranate Oolong. Have not tried it yet myself.

Was it a greener or a darker oolong?

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Postby Mary R » Sep 7th, '07, 09:30

Harney's is a darker, roasted oolong. I'm pretty sure it was a low-mediocre Ti Guan Yin, actually. The roasty notes comes in pretty heavy through the flavoring. It wasn't my favorite thing ever, but it wasn't completely foul either.

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Postby CynTEAa » Sep 7th, '07, 09:42

Ah, found a 'silken sachet' of it to try in my treasure trove. Shall I give it a brew? Says on the pouch, 'heart warming.' :wink:

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Postby henley » Sep 7th, '07, 18:18

CynTEAa,

Went back again today & it was Harney's. It was my first time trying oolong tea so I can't comment on color. Tried the "Paris" tea today. The taste improved as the it cooled but the pomegrante oolong is my favorite of the two. Let me know what you think!

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Postby CynTEAa » Sep 8th, '07, 14:06

Henley,

Mary is right about it being a Ti Kuan Yin. Sorta beat up looking leaf but this one was def. on the greener side. Perhaps a newer/fresher version?

Brewed it with just under boiling water for two minutes and it was better than I expected. The Pom. flavoring was strong when I opened the pouch, so thought it would be overpowering, but it was mostly aroma. Some nice floral notes came out of the oolong itself which was a welcome surprise.

All in all it was above expectations, and truly not bad but it left me craving a pure unadulterated Ti Kuan Yin.
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Would like to hear about other flavored oolongs Chatters have tried. Thanks!

~CynTEAa

P.S. There's some Paris here as well. :)

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Re: Pomegranate Oolong

Postby Mocha Wheels » Sep 9th, '07, 16:16

henley wrote:Was at a coffee shop w/a friend yesterday & since I don't drink coffee, decided to ask about their teas. Don't know what brand the tea was but it was good. Anybody seen this product anywhere? Thanx, ~Henley


i'm DEFINATELY trying that... let me know if you find any other flavored oolongs you think are good :P

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Postby Chip » Sep 9th, '07, 16:23

...as much as I love oolong...and love pom juice...I cannot seem to bring myself to try them together.

I like purity in my tea as well as my pom juice.

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Postby LavenderPekoe » Sep 9th, '07, 19:43

One of my friends at work got me some Pomegranate seeds from the local Indian market. I have been mixing them in with some of my teas. They work really well. You don't need as many as you think, either.

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Postby Victoria » Jan 9th, '08, 19:29

You guys are such enablers!! I have Harney's Pomegranate on the way. :D

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Postby Mary R » Jan 9th, '08, 19:30

Argh! Pom still looks like Porn! That's the second time tonight you've innocently given me an eyebrow raise, Chip!

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Postby Chip » Jan 9th, '08, 19:38

I happen to love porn, er, I mean pom, really I did. Too funny Mary. They do look alike.

I would love to try a good pom oolong, but cannot bring myself to order it. For now, I will try some pom juice with some oolong.

And Victoria has an avatar...

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Postby Victoria » Jan 9th, '08, 19:43

Yes I do! Very astute!

How are the flavored oolongs from Adagio? I have some waiting for me on my doorstep, but I'm at work. shhhhh!

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