Leaf Type: Pouchong
Where to Buy: Drink T
Pouchong tea is a type of oolong closer to a green tea than a typical oolong. This is due to Pouchong tea being oxidized 15% or less while most Oolongs are oxidized about 30-70%. Pouchong means “the wrapped kind”, referring to the practice of wrapping the leaves in paper during the oxidation process.
Our Pouchong brews a golden green liquor with mild sweetness and delicate floral notes. It has a smooth flavor, making it a perfect everyday tea.
There are people who would consider this to be a green tea, while others would consider it to be an Oolong. As for me, I consider this to be neither. I think that Pouchong teas deserve to be in a class all by themselves.
This Pouchong from Drink T is outstanding. It possesses a beautiful floral quality that is quite strong and even a little sharp. The flavor is also sweet and buttery, with hints of vegetation.
The mouthfeel of this tea is extraordinary. It is smooth and silky, and because there is very little astringency to this tea, there is nothing that stands in the way of that smooth silkiness lingering upon the palate long after the sip. It’s very enjoyable.
This is an incredibly relaxing cup. It has a pleasant sweetness and needs no additions. I prefer it hot, but it is quite refreshing chilled too. A perfectly delightful cuppa!