Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Ducky Life Tea
We named this amazing Oolong for its distinctive buttery aroma and its fascinating taste-rich, smooth, and slightly sweet, with intriguing butter-like overtones. It reminds us of buttered popcorn. The tea, from the high mountains of Taiwan, has broad leaves that brew up beautifully to a light golden color. It’s absolutely delicious! One whiff, one sip, and you know you’ve found something special.
This is an amazingly buttery Oolong! That buttery taste and feel is something that is actually quite typical in “green” Oolong teas, however, with this tea, the butter flavor is amplified. Intense!
The mouthfeel is very smooth and rich. The best way I can think of to describe it is velvety – it feels thick and substantial and soft and luxurious. Like butter!
The tea possesses a faint, slightly sharp floral note that offers a delightful contrast to the smooth buttery taste that dominates this cup. There is also a slightly vegetable taste to it… leafy and green. This is an interestingly complex tea.
Ducky Life Tea offers a truly delightful experience with this tea. From the lovely packaging (what a treat it is to open a package from Ducky Life!) to the exceptional taste of this Oolong, I’m very impressed!
These tightly wound tea leaves also produce multiple infusions… I managed SIX infusions from the same leaves. Six very flavorful, delicious infusions. This tea is definitely worth it’s weight in gold(en) butter!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!