Ginger Peach Oolong?

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Ginger Peach Oolong?

by TimeforTea » Jun 23rd, '08, 08:26

This morning, I brewed a cup of ginger peach black tea. I dislike the astringent and dry aftertaste of black tea, and wished this was an oolong!

Are there any oolongs you have tried that taste like ginger and peach?

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by Victoria » Jun 23rd, '08, 11:10

Zhi has one, never tried it though:

http://www.zhitea.com/store/detail.aspx ... =13&id=522

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by TimeforTea » Jun 23rd, '08, 11:43

Victoria wrote:Zhi has one, never tried it though:

http://www.zhitea.com/store/detail.aspx ... =13&id=522
Thanks, Victoria! Have you (or Tenuki) purchased from this vendor before?

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by Victoria » Jun 23rd, '08, 12:19

No I haven't. I would suspect if you like that flavor combo you will like it.

Or you could try blending your own on Adagio.
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by TimeforTea » Jun 23rd, '08, 13:58

Victoria wrote:Ohhh looky what I found for you:

http://www.teaviews.com/2008/03/24/revi ... ch-oolong/
Oooh!! Perfect!! :D I will let you know when I order some.

Good timing, too!! You'll have a little non-tea surprise in your mail on Thursday from me for all your wonderful help. :D

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by TimeforTea » Jun 23rd, '08, 13:59

Victoria wrote:No I haven't. I would suspect if you like that flavor combo you will like it.

Or you could try blending your own on Adagio.
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Hmmm... Never thought of that... what an interesting idea!!

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by kymidwife » Jun 28th, '08, 00:39

I'm currently in love with Revolution's DragonEye Oolong which is a blend of peach, apricot, safflower, marigold, and ginger. If it were a loose tea that allowed me to control the brew more, it would be practically perfect... but it's a bagged tea. I have the pyramid bags that brew an entire pot, but the flavor is absolutely wonderful... very light, no bitterness, minimal astringency, doesn't taste artificial at all.

So now, I am on a quest to find a loose oolong to match this flavor. I'm going to play around with an adagio blend a bit, but I haven't figured out a way to bring in the ginger without adding black tea to the mix. I'm hoping Adagio's oolong peach is a close match all on its own... and I am trying a mix of oolong peach and white peach, and I can add a dash of fresh ginger to it if I want it.

Sarah

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by TimeforTea » Jun 28th, '08, 16:49

kymidwife wrote:I'm currently in love with Revolution's DragonEye Oolong which is a blend of peach, apricot, safflower, marigold, and ginger. If it were a loose tea that allowed me to control the brew more, it would be practically perfect... but it's a bagged tea. I have the pyramid bags that brew an entire pot, but the flavor is absolutely wonderful... very light, no bitterness, minimal astringency, doesn't taste artificial at all.

So now, I am on a quest to find a loose oolong to match this flavor. I'm going to play around with an adagio blend a bit, but I haven't figured out a way to bring in the ginger without adding black tea to the mix. I'm hoping Adagio's oolong peach is a close match all on its own... and I am trying a mix of oolong peach and white peach, and I can add a dash of fresh ginger to it if I want it.

Sarah
Hi Sarah!

Thanks for the recommendation...that combination sounds delightful!! I don't mind using tea bags. Interesting idea about mixing oolong and white peach with a dash of ginger! That sounds lovely!

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by edkrueger » Jul 4th, '08, 22:18

No ginger, but here is a good one: http://www.revolutiontea.com/oolong-tea/
I usually dislike any fruity/herbed teas, but this is an exception.

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by TimeforTea » Jul 5th, '08, 09:08

edkrueger wrote:No ginger, but here is a good one: http://www.revolutiontea.com/oolong-tea/
I usually dislike any fruity/herbed teas, but this is an exception.
Great! Another oolong to add to the list! :D

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by henley » Jul 5th, '08, 14:53

Cross-posting...thought this had been discussed in more than one place:

Found this today & thought of this post...
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http://www.harney.com/gingersoolong.html

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by edkrueger » Jul 16th, '08, 16:17

Adagio has a peach oolong. Never tried it though.

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by geeber1 » Jul 16th, '08, 16:47

I bought a sample with my last Adagio order. I'm not an oolong expert by any means so to me it was just good-tasting tea. :)

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