Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: The Art of Tea
Delightful and refreshing, this wonderfully distinctive tea exhibits a rich Autumnal flavor of ripened peaches with lingering hints of oak and a long honey finish.
Learn more about this blend here.
I’ve tried a few different peach flavored Oolong teas, and I’ve always felt that peach seems the natural fruit flavoring for an Oolong, since there are natural peach-like tones to a darker leaf Oolong anyway.
This Peach Oolong Tea from The Art of Tea is an enjoyable tea, although I do find myself in agreement with my SororiTea Sister, Azzrian, when she states that the peach flavoring seems a bit too subtle for her. It is rather subtle, especially for a tea that has natural peach notes to it. I expected a stronger peachy flavor with this tea.
However, I do like the flavor of it. The Art of Tea does not give details as to what kind of Oolong leaf this is, but if I had to guess, I’d say it’s either a Wuyi Oolong or a Se Chung Oolong (or possibly an Oriental Beauty?). This guess is based upon the earthy and woody notes that I taste, as well as the subtle hint of smoke to the background. And I do enjoy the deep flavor of this Oolong and how well it pairs with the Peach flavoring. But, like Azzrian, I guess I was just wanting a little more peach here.
Not a bad tea, not at all … in fact, I found myself enjoying it. However, I do confess that I’m just a wee bit disappointed because I was hoping for more peach.
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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