Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Frontier Co-Op
Bold-leafed Se Chung Chinese oolong blended with sliced almonds. Subtle, nutty almond flavor nuance combines with light smoky character of the oolong to yield delicious toasted notes.
I reviewed this tea previously, and I think I like it now just as much as I liked it then, if not more! It’s so tasty! The sweet, nutty taste of almond melds so nicely with the natural fruit notes of the Oolong.
The Oolong base is a dark Se Chung Oolong – most Se Chung Oolong teas tend to be on the greener side, but this Se Chung looks and tastes as though it’s been charcoal fired because of its distinct smoky note. The smoky note is not an overwhelming one, but it’s there. I enjoy how the smoky undertones unite with the flavor of the almond – almost as if they were made for one another.
The almond flavor is sweet and nutty, but I can also taste a subtle bitter almond taste as well. Overall a very pleasant cup of tea.
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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