Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Shanti Tea
The strong flavour of Oolong is is cut by the zest of citrus. The combination of strong flavours balance each other well creating a unique experience for both new and old drinkers of oolong teas.
When I first opened the tin of this tea, I could really smell (as well as SEE) the citrus. The picture above is very accurate, there are HUGE chunks of dried fruit.
The flavor is very well-balanced. The Oolong has a smooth, rich taste with earthy notes. I am finding myself agreeing with the above product description from Shanti Tea, the flavor of the Oolong is “cut by the zest of citrus” … the citrus lightens the overall cup by cutting through some of the heavier tones of the Oolong and minimizing the thick mouthfeel. The texture is light and the taste is bright, sweet and tangy with hints of earth peeking through. Its a perfect summertime Oolong!
I enjoyed this very much hot. As a hot tea, I could taste more of the subtle nuances of the tea’s complexity. But, it is so refreshing as an iced tea … it would be difficult for me to say which I like better. This tea is not for the purists out there, but, it is a sure-fire hit for those who enjoy a flavored Oolong 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!