Flower of Asia Oolong Tea from ESP Emporium

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  ESP Emporium

Company Description:

On the one hand, this exclusive, flavored Oolong tea will strike you with the soft, spicy cup of the well-known Chinese Oolong tea and, on the other hand ,with the intense flowery soft note of the Lotus Oolong. This scented creation is rounded off pleasantly with the fresh flavors of ripe passion fruits and apples, and sweetly decorated with pink rosebuds and bright Roman chamomile.

Taster’s Review:

The aroma of this tea is very alluring:  it’s like a tropical fruit salad with strong notes of mango and passion fruit, and there are delicate rose notes in the background.

These essences translate into the flavor as well.  I am primarily tasting the mango flavor but I can also taste the flavor of peach nectar and even a hint of apple.  It is sweet and very juicy.

The tea flavors also come through.  The Oolong is a dark Oolong – which indicates a long oxidation time.  This is the perfect Oolong base for these fruit flavors, because I’ve found that the darker Oolongs tend to have a natural fruit-like flavor to them.  That fruit taste enhances the flavoring very nicely.

This tea also possesses a nutty quality and a light buttery tone.  The flowery notes are a little more present in the scent than in the flavor, but I can taste faint floral characteristics to this cup.  The union of all these flavors makes for a very ambrosial taste!  Delicious!

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Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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