Picnic in the Park Oolong from 52Teas

Picnic-in-the-Park-OolongTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tea Description:  

This week has been crazy.  I can’t believe it’s Friday night and I’m just posting the Tea of the Week.  Well, better Nate than lever… Here’s a fun new blend inspired by a suggestion from my wife.  It’s a nice Fujian oolong with freeze-dried strawberries and watermelon, strawberry and champagne flavors.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Every year when my birthday comes around, I send a message out to Frank that I expect a really exciting tea for my birthday.  Unfortunately, I don’t think ahead enough to give him enough time to really THINK about the exciting tea that he’s going to create for my birthday.

So the tea that ended up being released during the week of my birthday was the Strawberry Banana black tea … and while I ended up really enjoying that, I wasn’t all that excited about that tea, so when this tea was announced for the week following, I considered THIS to be my birthday tea.

Next year for my birthday, I hope that Frank will be releasing a new tomato tea.  Right, Frank?

This tea is simply YUM!  And … it really does taste like a picnic in the park!  I taste the strawberry and the watermelon and the champagne notes, as well as the soft, creamy notes of the green Oolong tea.  There is a really good balance of flavors – the Oolong isn’t overpowered, and I taste about equal parts of strawberry and watermelon while there is just a hint of champagne “bubbly” dancing around on my palate.  Nice!

It tastes really good hot … but I like it even better as an iced tea.  And because it’s an Oolong, a little bit of the tea goes a long way – a couple of teaspoons produced a half gallon pitcher of delicious, flavorful iced tea!  Seriously yummy refreshment!

Before I forget … Frank (the chief Zoomdweebie at 52Teas and Southern Boy Teas!) is trying to raise funds to attend the ASD Trade Show in Las Vegas in a matter of weeks.  This will boost his visibility and potentially put his product into the hands of those who can get his business off the ground!  Please consider helping fund his Kickstarter campaign so that he can set up a display at the retail trade show!

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Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
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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