Temperature: 100°c (212°F) Steep Time: 2-3 minutes. wet leaf: theres quite long stems attached to the leaf… i dont like to pay for twigs… otherwise i’d got twig tea. ( Log Out / used more leaf & longer steep (4-5min): more intense flavor, and astringency (greenish). but then about the 3rd infusion a surprise: sweet aftertaste – after swallow, wait 1 minute, then breathe thru your mouth you feel this sweet sensation on the tongue and roof of the mouth (palate). Except were noted, ALL IMAGES AND TEXT ARE COPYRIGHTED. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. this is a green oolong (i havent liked any black oolongs sofar), weirdly their website says King’s Tea “a TenRen exclusive, is made of high quality oolong tea blended with a touch of ginseng”. Ratings & Reviews It combines superior grade Green Oolong tea leaves with 3% of the highest quality American ginseng. Search by brand, style, and region; learn where your tea comes from. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. they didnt specify that when i got it… argh… i said “what’s King’s Tea” they said “an oolong”…. 1st steep: 3min: flavors: i’d say it fills my mouth … is that a ‘full body’? It's difficult for me to tell where the tea flavor ends and the ginseng begins. Discover tea. First, the "Ten Fu's" font and graphics look like they're intentionally similar to Ten Ren's trademark logo, but Ten Fu's and Ten Ren are different companies. With all these said and done, we had to taste Ten Ren Tea’s drinks and judge their quality for ourselves. This tea can be steeped two times. This 103 King's tea of the fourth grade is also called 103 ginseng Oolong Tea. Ten Ren's King's Tea has been my favorite for years. RSS feed for comments on this post. Dry leaf shows a dusty appearance, and has a strong but muted aroma, suggestive of greener oolongs, but perhaps more woody and earthy. DIRECTIONS: For excellent color and taste. = Don't make ads/click/money off my crap. ( Log Out / The base tea is high quality to begin with and the ginseng is subtle enough that the flavors blend well. Heavily influenced by the philosophy of “Old Business, New Management.” It's difficult for me to tell where the tea flavor ends and the ginseng begins. The tea has a light green-yellow hue, sweet flora aroma, fresh initial flavor, and a sweet floral aftertaste which lasts after each sip. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. after 4-5 infusions the nutty-buttery taste fades, and so remains a mild greenish taste, almost none of the sweet aftertaste. flavor: smooth fatty/nutty/BUTTERY (less nuttier than the oolong $12 .tenren) with a noticeable sharp green pungency. It's time to learn how to select the perfect tea for yourself. The ginseng is an odd smelling herb, it gives a slight muskiness to the already herbaceous aroma. i dont know how ginseng tastes.). If you haven’t yet. There is also earthiness and the aroma of baked bread with a slight undertone of sweetness. We started off with their signature 913 King’s Oolong Milk Tea (from $2.90), which TrackBack URI. I found the aroma to be very green, like bamboo leaves and herbaceous like dill weed. Founded in 1953, Ten Ren’s Tea is the leading international retailer and manufacturer of specialty teas over 2,000 retail locations in North America, Asia and the Pacific Rim. Entries and comments feeds. THERE IS NO LICENSE GRANTED TO COPY, DISPLAY, SELL, USE FOR COMMERCIAL OR OTHERWISE NOT SPECIFIED PURPOSE. nice. It's been a long time since I tried a ginseng oolong, so I'm not the most experienced reviewer of this type of blend. No, i won't sell it. 2nd steep: 5min: flavors: a touch of green peeks about with minute tannin. Other Names: King's 103 Green Ginseng Oolong, 台湾103人参乌龙. Drinks at Ten Ren Tea. This 103 King's tea of the fourth grade is also called 103 ginseng Oolong Tea. The base tea is high quality to begin with and the ginseng is subtle enough that the flavors blend well. Have you tried Ten Ren's Signature Tea ---King’s Oolong Tea? King’s Tea T103 .Ten Ren Tea December 31, 2006 at 12:24 am | Posted in Green oolong, Oolong Tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment. except it leaves a dry throat sensation afterwards. Steeping Guide: Teaware: Glass or ceramic Gaiwan. … pleasant ,delicate ( Log Out / Change ). Amount: 3g /1½ teaspoons. Go away. Ginseng oolong tea is oolong tea, often greener (less oxidized) high-mountain oolong tea, that has been blended with ginseng, an herb valued for its medicinal properties.This blend is sometimes referred to as king's tea, emperor tea, or emperor oolong tea, or similar names. It combines superior grade Green Oolong tea leaves with 3% of the highest quality American ginseng. 3rd steep: 15min: still nutty & buttery, more tanninic but not hugely so- like 2/7. 103 Series King's Tea (300g.10,6 oz) King's Tea 103 TenRen's King's Green Oolong Fourth Grade consists of high quality oolong harvested from central Taiwan. a TenRen exclusive, is made of high quality oolong tea blended with a touch of ginseng”. this is a green oolong (i havent liked any black oolongs sofar) weirdly their website says King’s Tea “ a TenRen exclusive, is made of high quality oolong tea blended with a touch of ginseng”. King’s Oolong Tea Series Includes: •103 King’s Oolong Tea •313 King’s Oolong Tea Discover tea. Before discussing the tea, I want to mention a little about the branding and packaging. ( Log Out / Ten Ren's King's Tea has been my favorite for years. (excludes "tea blogs /bloggers" that operate commercial websites or sell tea thru their "blog"), TGFOP Tea Reviews (c) Silverneedles est.2005, Trader Joe’s Rishi Oregon’s Chai tea latte mix(es) and concentrates, Yutaka Midori (Kagoshima) vs Fukamushi Sencha .O-cha.com.