River High

Ren Shen Wulong

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    A persistent aniseed-liquorice flavour develops in the mouth after swallowing the tea. Later infusions gain a sour note. No idea what the tea component tastes like, but produces a good mellow feeling.

    Recommends this tea
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    Liquorice, caramel, hint of pepper, a little sour.

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    Good tea with a lovely naughty flavor, over the first few steepings it has a tingling sweetness reminiscent of stevia but it gets weaker later in the session and reveals the tea taste a bit more.

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    Liquorice sweet, wheat grass, violets and lemon zest.

    Recommends this tea
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    Smooth flavor of sweetness and ginseng.

There are lots of versions of this tea being sold all over China and Taiwan and it is often one of the first teas that draws newbies into true tea.

But, predictably, the quality varies considerably. Many versions use broken up tea leaves compressed together into pellet before throwing on a dusting of flavouring. If you find that the tea looks like smooth pellets instead of irregular balled Oolong then we would not recommend purchasing!

Our River High is made from proper ball rolled Oolong (take a look at the dry leaf) which is then rolled with real ginseng powder for a deeper, natural flavour. The result is a tea with an intensely lingering sweetness but without the saccharin chemicals of artificial flavours.

Chinese Oolong Loose Leaf Tea with Ginseng

Ren Shen Cha Ginseng Oolong



Gong Fu Brewing Western Brewing
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
6 25 +5 9 1 120 +30 5