Leaf Type: Oolong
This rare and tippy dark oolong from Taiwan produces golden-coloured liquor with a deep nutty and honey-flavoured fruit taste.
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I love a good Oriental Beauty Oolong, and this Roasted Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea from Spire Tea is really good. I am loving the strong essence of fruit that I taste: I taste a peach-like flavor that has a slightly roasted taste to it, as though someone had roasted a peach and then topped it with a drizzle of honey. It’s sweet and juicy and delicious.
As with most Oolong teas, I brewed this in my gaiwan. I combine the first two infusions into one cup, and then the third and fourth infusions are combined into the second cup … and so on.
My first cup was lighter in flavor than the second or third cups, but, it was still quite delicious. It had a pleasant toasty flavor with a slight mineral-like tasting finish. There were notes of fruit – sweet juicy peach! – and hints of a woody note, as well as a honey-esque undertone.
My second cup was the most enjoyable of the three. It had a very pleasing, silky texture and a smooth flavor that was reminiscent of the aforementioned roasted peach with a drizzle of honey. With the third cup, I started to notice a bit of tangy astringency toward the finish. The aftertaste had a sweet citrus note
I really enjoyed this Oriental Beauty from Spire Tea. The roasty-toasty tones are very autumnal to me, making this a perfect time of year to enjoy this cup; although, I’m more than happy to enjoy an excellent Oriental Beauty like this all year ’round!
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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