Leaf Type: Oolong
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This is a really pleasant Charcoal Roasted Oolong. When I encounter a charcoal roasted tea, I always worry just a little bit that the flavor is going to have too much of a charcoal-y taste, which can overwhelm some of the delicate nuances of an Oolong.
But here, the charcoal flavor is well-pronounced without overpowering the delicate qualities of the Oolong. I taste a bit of charred wood in the aftertaste, but it doesn’t taste overwhelmingly charcoal-y. In addition, the roasted notes bring the nutty flavors forward, which seems to enhance the sweetness of the overall cup.
This Oolong tends to taste a little less floral and a little more fruity. I taste hints of melon and even a slight citrus-y tone to this cup. These fruit notes give this a juicy quality that is very refreshing and thirst-quenching, and offer a nice contrast to the savory vegetative tones and fresh, herbaceous notes of the cup.
A splendid Oolong. I see that this tea is not currently available on the Tula Teas’ Oolong collection, but, I hope they’ll get it back in stock soon. It’s a good one!