Juicy Lemon & Pink Grapefruit Oolong Tea from Herbal Infusions

lemon_grapefruit_oolongTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Herbal Infusions

Tea Description:

At first we started off this blend of Formosa Oolong with just lemon, but soon Dan decided that his love of grapefruit (pink specifically) should be shared in this tea. We then added freshly peeled organic pink grapefruit rind and created a fantastically balanced and refreshing Oolong tea that we are sure you’ll love.

Learn more about this blend here.

Taster’s Review:

The name of this Oolong:  Juicy Lemon & Pink Grapefruit Oolong Tea from Herbal Infusions … suggests that it’s going to be quite a tart tasting tea.  So, I’m not exactly sure why it was that I had to order some as soon as I discovered it.  I’m not usually a big fan of tart flavors, although I do like lemon and I love grapefruit teas if they’re done correctly.  And I think that was the allure for me, my love of grapefruit teas and still looking for the best grapefruit tea out there.

This is really good.  Surprisingly, it’s not as tart as the name suggests.  Sure, the lemon is there, and so is the grapefruit, but the flavors balance out with the sweet notes of the Oolong in such a way that I taste more of the sweeter notes of the two citrus fruits than I do the tarty flavors.

The Oolong has a toasty note to it, and there is a slightly earthy/nutty flavor to it as well.  I really enjoy the contrast between the earthiness and warm nutty flavors to the bright, citrus-y notes of the fruit flavors.

A really enjoyable flavored Oolong.  The natural flavors of the dark Oolong tea meld in a very agreeable way with the fruit flavors of lemon and grapefruit.  I’m really glad I tried it!  Oh!  And be sure to resteep the leaves with this one.  The second infusion is even better than the first.

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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