Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Life In Teacup
About Life In Teacup:
We are enthusiastic tea drinkers and students of tea culture. As tea drinkers becoming tea sellers, we have in depth understanding of tea drinkers’ expectations and will always strive to provide you with the best options. We carefully taste every incoming tea product and only offer you teas that we truly enjoy.
Our Mission: We are committed to providing tea drinkers with high quality teas at affordable prices, introducing more Chinese tea varieties to the world and promoting discussions on tea culture.
Before writing this review, I attempted to locate this particular tea on the Life In Teacup website, but could not. This was a tea that I received as a tea-blogger sample, and I do hope that Life In Teacup plans on offering this to a wider audience because it’s a delightful Oolong!
I find these “wild” teas to be extremely interesting, because I can actually taste the “wild” in the teas. It tastes less refined and a little rugged.
The sip starts out sweet. It’s a slow kind of sweet, as if it takes its time to fully express itself. I can taste a nutty flavor, as well as a hint of flower (honeysuckle?) and a distant fruit-tone that reminds me of a fresh, juicy plum. Toward the end of the sip, a sour note hits the palate. Not a pucker-y kind of sour, but more like a sweet-and-sour sauce kind of sour. Savory and sour, but not so much that it overpowers the sweetness.
Another extraordinary tea offering from Life In Teacup!
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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