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.