• Reviews

    Boulder Tea Jeong Seon

    I’ve tried several selections from Boulder Tea, some I have loved and some I haven’t. I love that they offer some Korean teas, which are not common with most tea makers we get here in the US. This one was a bit of a toss up. The leaves looked mostly whole and fairly fresh. There wasn’t much of a detectable fragrance though. It was packaged in a silky satchet, very typical of higher end tea bags. I steeped this tea using 170 degree water. On finding the taste to be very mellow, I decided to keep the bag in the cup to see if it would strengthen the brew a bit. This tea…


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    Boulder Tea Oolong

    I have enjoyed several of Boulder Tea’s green teas so I was looking forward to trying their oolong. Unfortunately, I have to say that I was very disappointed with this oolong. Boulder Tea describes this tea as a Korean semi-fermented green oolong with long loose leaves and tender flavor. I tried brewing this tea two different ways. First, I brewed it using my Zarafina tea maker. Second, I used a traditional teapot with an infuser basket. The liquor was a deep gold color, turning out slightly darker using the tea maker. I could not detect any aroma in either cup. There was no flavor to speak of in both attempts as well, not…

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    Boulder Tea Hojicha Dark Roast

    Boulder Tea describes this tea as being very low in caffeine with a mellow roasted flavor. They also boast that it can be steeped two or three times. The leaves were dark and fairly large. I brewed this tea using my Zarafina tea maker set on strong green. The liquor was very dark for a green tea, almost resembling a dark Oolong. The aroma was fresh and woodsy with just a bit of smokiness. This tea had a vegetal taste and I could definitely detect the roasted quality. It has a sweet aftertaste that was very refreshing. I wish that I had more of this tea to sample because I have a feeling…

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    Boulder Tea Kabuse Sencha

    Photos: Boulder Tea Sencha is made from the tender top two leaves and is the most popular green tea in Japan. At first I was afraid that I would not like this tea because my previous experience with sencha was a bad one. The dry leaves smelled incredibly clean and fresh, like fresh vegetables or lawn clippings. They had a beautiful emerald green color to them. That color grew even more vivid when they expanded after brewing. I prepared this tea using my Zarafina tea maker, set on strong green. The liquor had a bright, almost neon green quality to it. The aroma of this tea was fresh and vegetal, very similar to…