Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Nuvola Tea
Oriental Beauty Tea is a full-flavoured tea with an extraordinarily rich fruity aroma, and a floral and honey sweet finish. It is an awesome tea to relieve anxiety and boosts your energy level. A few drops of Brandy could add a champagne-like note to create a bright alternative out of this great tea.
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This! This is the flavor that I tasted with my very first cup of Oolong so many years ago. This is the flavor that I first fell in love with when I tasted it. And for many years that followed, this is the tea that I thought WAS Oolong. That is to say, I didn’t realize that there was a whole world of Oolong teas out there. I thought that this was it – and I was fine with that because this was so AMAZING that I didn’t need anything else.
Since that time, of course, I have discovered that there is an immense world of Oolong teas out there. So many delicious options for many different types of tea drinkers – whether you favor a roasty-toasty flavor, or a floral flavor, or a fruity flavor to your Oolong. I personally like all three of these options, but I must say that Oriental Beauty Oolong will always hold a very special place in my heart if for no other reason than the fact that it did introduce me to the world of Oolong.
However, there are so many other reasons to love this Oriental Beauty! The sip starts out sweet – almost like a cross between brown sugar and honey! This sweetness touches the palate for just a moment before the other flavors introduce themselves. I notice next the intense peach-like flavor that matches the peach and apricot aroma of the tea. Then, there is a sharp floral tone that contrasts beautifully with the sweet peaches and indulgent honey-esque tones. This floral note leads the palate into the finish, with just a hint of the honey tones that linger into the aftertaste. The aftertaste is very delicately sweet – but very enjoyable.
This is such a lovely Oriental Beauty Oolong – one that has managed to relax and calm me after a busy day. It is a restorative tea that allows me to collect my thoughts, and just enjoy the moment.