Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: sTEAp Shoppe
A fruity Oolong loose leaf tea that will delight your tastebuds with it’s floral fruity presence. This colorful tea would make a spectacular Fruity Iced Tea. Apples and Cranberries are a classic fruit combination that give the floral bouguet of loose leaf Oolong tea a burst of sweet and tart to make a well rounded full bodied tea.
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This tea is one of those that is just perfect for this time of year, but delicious enough that you’ll want to enjoy it all year long!
The Oolong base is a darker Oolong, and it tastes a bit more fruity than floral. The floral notes are there too, but they are faint, allowing the fruit notes to accent the flavors of cranberry and apple.
I like that the flavors are not overwhelming or artificial tasting. This tastes like a very natural cranberry taste – it doesn’t taste unnaturally sweet. The same is true of the apple notes. It doesn’t taste like an overly sweet apple note, but I do notice that the sweeter notes of the apple and Oolong seem to curb the tartness of the cranberry. The result is a cup that is a little bit tart and a little bit sweet. It’s nicely balanced.
Overall, this is a very enjoyable cup. I like it hot, but I think I like it even better iced. The flavors pop a little more as the tea cools.
So far, I’ve been very impressed with the teas that I’ve tried from this company! This is another hit!