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Rose Pouchong with Rose Buds | The Rare Tea Co.

Updated: May 11, 2021



Rose Pouchong with Rose Buds

translation: (pau-chióng) paper wrapped

Type: oolong

Origin: Wen Shan, Shiding & Pinglin, China

Harvest: unknown

Caffeine: high


Steeping Suggestion: 176°F for 1-2 minutes


Rose Pouchong with Rose Buds is truly rare oolong laced with rose buds from the South of France. The rose buds coming from the hills North of Cannes above the French Riviera were obtained from a small farm that usually reserves its supply for the perfume world. Gladly, the beautiful buds landed in a light oolong classified as a rich black tea by The Rare Tea Co.


Pouchong is known to be a tea light, floral and malty tea experience somewhere in between green and oolong but usually classified with the latter since it lacks the sharp crisp green tea flavors. The rich chocolate and malty notes paired with the soft and aerating flavors of the French rose buds make for a truly elegant sip.

 

THE HUE

THE HUE: Rose Pouchong with Rose Buds  | The Rare Tea Co.

Rose Pouchong with Rose Buds, when steeped at black tea temperatures (212°F) is a dark caramel hue. Deep but not as dark and amber-like as some black teas. None the less, it is a beautiful and warm hue. The hue would most likely be on a more yellow or dark green hue if steeped at the recommended temperature and for the recommended time.

Rose Pouchong with Rose Buds  | The Rare Tea Co.
 

THE SCENT

THE SCENT: Rose Pouchong with Rose Buds  | The Rare Tea Co.

LEAVES

Malt, caramel, chocolate scents laced with deeply aromatic roses


LIQUOR

A naturally sweet malt scent w