Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Tea Licious
Superb oolong rich aroma with a sweet taste
To my recollection, I cannot remember ever having tried a Nilgiri Oolong – so I was very excited to receive this tea from Tea Licious. I love Oolong and I adore Nilgiri black teas, so I was certain I would really enjoy this tea.
And I was right! This is an amazing tea. The aroma of the liquor is a woody, earthy scent, but with a hint of honey-esque sweetness in the background. These notes translate into the flavor quite well.
The earthy quality is not as prominent in the flavor as it is in the fragrance, but it melds quite nicely with the wood tones. These flavors mingle in the background and give it a flavor that evokes thoughts of old growth forests.
This is a dark (or deeply oxidized) Oolong, but unlike most other dark Oolong teas that I have tried, this one doesn’t have as strong a peach-like essence to it. There is a hint of peach-y undertones to this Oolong, but it is faint. The honey-like tones are there, though, and give this a very lovely sweetness. The tea finishes sweet and lightly astringent.
A unique Oolong!
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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