Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Teas Etc.
Full whole leaf quality Taiwanese oolong is the perfect base for the rich taste of Smyrna fig. The addition of cornflower and poppy flower petals add rich color and a natural sweetness enhancing the visual and taste character.
This blend is a complete departure from your typical cup of dark oolong tea and a pleasurable experience whether served hot or cold.
I absolutely love figs. I have very fond childhood memories of them. For a brief time, I lived on a farm and there was a fig orchard on this farm. So on any given afternoon, I could be found in the orchard, picking a fresh, ripe fig and eating it, right there in the orchard. It was one of the most incredible culinary experiences of my life.
Unfortunately, when I go to the supermarket now, I can never find figs that match that memory.
But… interestingly enough, this tea does! This tea tastes so much like those figs that I remember … and because I’m drinking this hot, it even has that warmth from the sun that I recall from those figs. Wow!
The Oolong seems a perfect match for the flavor of fig, as it is smooth and rich but doesn’t overwhelm the delicious flavor of fig. It is sweet and luscious. This is so true to the flavor of fig that I can almost taste the seedy pulp from the fig, I can almost feel that texture.
I do miss those figs from that farm so much, but, I think I may have finally found something that will pay tribute to that flavor that I miss so much and let me indulge in a very memorable tea at the same time.
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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