Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: ESP Emporium
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.
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!