Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Adagio Teas
Oolong tea from the WuYi mountains in Fujian province, China. A beautifully made, deeply complex tea. The aroma is very rich and savory, roasted vegetables, minerally and earthy. There’s a deep, ripe fruitness in the background, but faintly. The flavor is slightly honey-floral and nutty, white sesame, sweetened burdock root (fans of Japanese sweets, anyone?), barley. Satisfying and hearty, for a tea. Perfect for multiple infusions so you can tease out many layers of intriguing flavor.
I’ve tried several of the teas in the Artisan Comfort Gourmet Tea Collection, and of the ones that I’ve tried thus far, this one is my least favorite. That’s not to say this is a bad tea, it isn’t. But when it comes to Oolong teas, I tend to have high expectations and this one just didn’t meet those expectations.
Yes, it’s a pleasant enough tea with a smooth mouthfeel and a sweet, fruity tone in the background that resembles peaches. It is a very subtle fruit flavor, though, perhaps it is a bit more subtle than I would like. It is nutty and sweet. It is slightly tangy toward the end of the sip, and the aftertaste is sweet.
Overall, it’s a satisfying cup of tea – but there are other Wuyi Oolong teas out there that I’ve enjoyed more. But that doesn’t mean that you won’t like this one better than those others … so I encourage you to give it a try.
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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