Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Two Leaves and a Bud
Our Organic Jade Oolong starts off with leaves that are nicely rolled packages that then unfurl completely when steeped. Organic Jade Oolong brews to a glassy green color, with a lightly floral fragrance and delicate, sweet nuances in its flavor.
This is a beautifully complex Oolong. I think that is what I adore most about Oolong teas is that they have this wonderful complexity to them that I don’t find in many other teas types. So many layers of flavor!
The aroma of the dry leaf is quite vegetative with hints of a floral background note. As the tea brews, the fragrance softens, and interestingly enough, the vegetative essence does not translate very much into the flavor. There are some slightly vegetable-tasting notes in there, but, what I get mostly are sweet notes of fruit and flower.
The sip starts off sweet and crisp. It is a delicate taste that develops. Floral notes weave their way in and out of the sip. About mid-sip, a somewhat sour fruit note arrives – not an overwhelming taste, but it seems to be just enough to help lighten the sweetness a bit. The sip ends with a soft sweet flavor and a light, tangy astringency. The astringency is very slight and does not interfere with the sweet aftertaste which is incredibly pleasant.
I love this Oolong – I highly recommend it! This one is great iced too!
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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