Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Adagio Teas
The darker, more oxidized oolongs of Taiwan are known for having very lush, playful flavors. Deeply floral, honey and juicy, it’s not uncommon to have a lovely cup that’s almost like a succulent slice of peach. Why not let the tea play with some actual peaches? Our Peach Oolong is truly an inspired treat. Fragrant and sweet like a perfectly ripe fruit, with a smooth astringency and lingering floral aroma. So very harmonious, indeed. Please, be a peach – try this oolong!Ingredients: oolong tea, natural peach flavor, apple pieces, marigold flowers, apricots
Pairing peach flavor with dark Taiwanese Oolong tea seems a perfect match. This tea provides proof – the beautiful peach tones are so well suited for the sweet, earthy Oolong tea in this cup.
The sip starts out with a strong note of peach with a background note that is slightly nutty and earthy. The peach flavor is sweet and succulent. About mid-sip, there is a hint of flower to the sip, and the nutty tones have developed as well. The flavor is smooth and the texture is silky, and there is a pleasant aftertaste that reminds me of honeysuckle.
This tea is available loose leaf as well as part of the Sweet Medley collection. I received it as part of the gift collection, and I was a little apprehensive about an Oolong in a sachet. But there appeared to be plenty of room for the leaves to expand and release their flavor. This would be a really convenient way to travel with 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!
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