Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Oriental Teahouse
One of the most famous of all Chinese Oolong teas, it has a delightfully fresh fruity flavor.
Partial Oxidation means that Iron Buddha combines the benefits of both black and green teas.
Learn more about this tea here.
One of my friends on Steepster and I did a trade and this is one of the teas she sent me. I was so excited to try this as I love oolong and it is a tea company I have never tried before.
This oolong is typical to the toasty roasty taste I would expect but it is one of the sweeter oolong I have tasted. It really is quite delicious. It sports an almost creamy flavor and mouthfeel.
Iron Buddha has a nice lingering aftertaste and resteeps well.
I would rate this in my top 10 of favorite straight oolongs to date.
I also really like the outer packaging of the tea. It comes in a nice box that is unusual. My problem is with the inner packaging as the cellophane like bag the tea is in could be prone to rips if you are not careful. Otherwise it has cute unique packaging as far as the box is concerned.
The company website is unique as well. As with the packaging there are things I enjoy about it and things that are a little irritating but it is quite artistic and fun to navigate if you have the time.
Regardless the main point is the tea the company offers and as this being my only example I am wanting to order from them in the future because this was an excellent introduction to their brand.