Tea Name: Bigelow Chinese Oolong Tea, 20-Count Boxes (Pack of 6) (previously known as Bigalow Chinese Fortune Tea)
Form: Paper tea bag, individually wrapped.
Source: Grocery store
Cost: About $3.50 per 20 bag box. Lower prices available if purchased in bulk.
Review: I wasn’t expecting to be impressed by this tea: Oolong can be fussy and since a good oolong is a thing to remember, I didn’t expect much from this “mass market” oolong. But for an inexpensive, paper bagged tea, Bigelow Chinese Oolong is a surprisingly tasty treat.
The nose is roasted and tobacco-y, with just a hint of spice. The liquor is a burnished gold: Not extraordinary, but not unattractive, either. The taste is smooth, no bitterness, with a bit of grass and, again, tobacco, though I am not picking up any spice in my mouth.
Recommendation: This is a tasty, inexpensive, and convenient oolong that I would recommend to anyone. I have enjoyed it on its own, as well as with food (today I had it with chicken and shirataki noodles in a spicy peanut sauce). I’d particularly recommend it to someone who is trying to kick a coffee habit: The roasted flavor is a great antidote to coffee cravings.
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