Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Zenjala Tea Company
Ti Kuan Yin oolong complimented with vanilla and real hazelnut pieces.
Learn more about this tea here.
I hadn’t heard of this company before, but when I found this tea, I knew I had to try it. Hazelnut + Vanilla + Tie Kuan Yin sounds like it would = HEAVEN! I had to order some!
These flavors seem so perfect for one another, and it is also a perfect flavor combination for my favorite time year: Now! Autumn.
The Ti Kuan Yin Oolong base appears to be a darker Oolong (not a green Ti Kuan Yin) so I suspect that it was a roasted Oolong – and as I taste it, I think my suspicions were on target. There is a pleasing roasty-toasty flavor that goes melds perfectly with the sweet, nutty flavor of the hazelnut. And the natural creamy notes of the Oolong melds perfectly with the sweet and creamy taste of vanilla, and these three components unify very harmoniously to offer a really delicious cup of tea that is so soothing and comforting. Everything goes together so seamlessly, with each ingredient bringing out the very best of its counterparts.
While I do usually prefer my Oolong teas to be pure and unfettered, I must say that this flavored Oolong is certainly a winner in my book. This is really something special.
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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