Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Eteaket
There’s a new gold rush in town and while we can’t promise it will make you rich, this Yellow Gold Oolong tea will definitely make you feel like a million dollars. The hand-rolled leaves open beautifully to create a complex mix of sweetness and tangyness topped off with notes of fresh grass.
The dry leaf looks like tiny, odd-shaped pellets and smells of freshly cut grass. It smells very fresh and green and beautiful – definitely very spring-like! The fragrance of the brewed tea is softened significantly, but still maintains some of that grassy aroma.
The flavor is very unexpected! From the scent, I expected this to be highly vegetative, but that is only one component of this complex tea. There is also a sweet, creamy note that not only tastes like fresh cream but also imparts a very creamy feeling on the palate. What differentiates this creamy note from a typical green Oolong is that it doesn’t taste buttery, it tastes more like cream. It’s very smooth and silky.
There is also a floral note that weaves in and out of the sip – possibly honeysuckle? It’s quite a delightful taste. The sweetness to this cup is incredible – I do not recommend adding any sweetener to this as you will overwhelm it. This is one tea that is perfect as it is!
An absolute delight to drink, this Yellow Gold Oolong!