Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Spire Tea
This natural oolong tastes like a velvety smooth dessert with a light creaminess and milky aroma from the Wuyi Mountains in China.
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This is a very pleasing Oolong – sweet and creamy, as one would probably expect from a Milk Oolong, but, without tasting artificial. The creamy notes are softer than in some other Milk Oolong teas I’ve tried. It doesn’t taste or feel too creamy, nor does it taste too sweet. It’s a really nice balance.
There is a slightly sharp floral tone that arrives about mid-sip that seems to balance out the sweetness. This tastes very lush and fresh, with hints of fresh vegetation in the background. Often, I find that Milk Oolong teas are so buttery/milky/creamy that it is difficult to experience the vegetal notes of the tea, but this one has a lighter texture that allows the palate to enjoy the floral and vegetative notes. And an undercurrent of sweetness surrounds it all. Lovely!
I was to enjoy eight beautifully fragrant, delicious infusions from one measurement of leaves. The first few infusions are a little creamier than the subsequent infusions, which seem to offer a lighter creamy tone in exchange for a stronger vegetal taste. With the later infusions, the flavors begin to soften and become remarkably smooth, with very little noticeable astringency and no bitterness.
A wonderful tea, this Milk Oolong from Spire 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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