Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Design a Tea
A whimsical touch of Blueberry and woodsy Nutmeg flavoring mixed with an ORGANIC Oolong earthy base from Taiwan.
Renaissance is one of the “Signature Blends” offered by Design A Tea. And it is delightful! The complexity of the Oolong tea and the sweet-tart flavor of the blueberry, together with a dash of nutmeg creates a uniquely wonderful taste.
The base is a Formosa Oolong base – which is one of my particular favorite types of Oolong tea. It has a pleasant mouthfeel – silky but not too thick. I love the fuzzy peach-like tones of a Formosa Oolong, and that fruity character blends well with the blueberry and the earthy, nutty taste of the nutmeg.
The blueberry tastes fresh and sweet – it’s a very authentic blueberry taste. There is a berry-ish tingle that hits the tip of the tongue – a little tart… but not too much. But it is the nutmeg is what really makes this tea unique. The nutmeg isn’t strong at first, but the flavor develops as I continue to drink the tea.
This has to be one of the best blueberry blends I’ve ever tasted. I love the addition of the nutmeg, and as I continue to sip, I find myself adoring it even more. It adds such a beautiful depth of flavor, and it reminds me a little bit of a baked blueberry confection – blueberry cobbler, perhaps? This is especially true when this tea is served hot with just a sprinkling of sugar (brown sugar would be especially nice to expound on that cobbler taste).
However you choose to serve this tea, I have to say that the yum factor is extremely high here. Yummy, yummy, yummy!
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!
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