The Oolong leaves provide a floral, orchid like aroma and wonderful sweetness, while the ginseng adds a subtle tartness. In addition, the health benefits associated with the ginseng herb and tea makes an excellent choice to fight off the winter blahs.
Nourishes your body... replenishes your energy... warms your soul!
|Tea Format||Loose Tea|
Quality Has Declined Review by ['Marcy W']
I have been buying ginseng oolong from Murchies for several years. This is my 2nd large order of this tea in the last 5 months, and I have been really disappointed. The leaves don’t expand at all, and there’s hardly any flavour. It is like drinking warm water. I did message about the quality the last time, but unfortunately, there has been no improvement. Very sad that I’ll have to look elsewhere for my favourite tea.Posted on 2022-04-07
I’m in love! Review by Steph
This is the most delicious tea I’ve ever had. The aroma is sweet and decadent and lingers in the air as the tea steeps.Posted on 2019-11-14
Best combo of Ginseng & Oolong Review by Ming H - Murchie's Team Member
I put approximately 8-10 of the Ginseng Oolong leaves into my cup every morning, and just keep adding hot water when needed during the day. It still has the smooth & soothing after taste at the end of my day! I once referred this tea to my friend and since then, this tea has become her "A Must" to bring home to Taiwan for her family. Aren't both Oolong and Ginseng the staples in Taiwan you wonder? This is how unique Murchie's Ginseng Oolong is! Worth trying !!!Posted on 2012-07-09
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Flavour Profile Guide
Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.
Tea Strength Ratings
This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.
|Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour|
|Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup|
|Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness|
|Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well|
|Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness|
We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.
Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:
|Light Roast||More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker|
|Medium Roast||Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess|
|Dark Roast||Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal|
Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:
|Light Body||Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate|
|Medium Body||Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour|
|Full Body||Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers|
Tea Brewing Guide
Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.
Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.
Brew times shown in minutes.
Coffee Brewing Guide
The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.
Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
- Fine to medium grind coffee
- 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
- Coarse grind coffee
- 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
- Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
- Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!