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.