Leaf Type: Oolong Tea
Where to Buy: Mela Teas
Sri Lanka’s first Oolong tea, one of the landmarks of 150 year-old tea history. Enjoy the milky notes of this partially oxidized tea with its gentle aroma and light taste.
12-15 tsp per 2oz (12-15 cups). Teas can be re-steeped within 2 hours of first infusion by adding hot water to taste, giving 24-30 cups per 2oz.
Learn more about this tea here.
Ceylon Sapphire Oolong Tea from Mela Teas…the name rolls right off the tongue and swishes flavor-fully on the taste buds, too! Ceylon Sapphire Oolong is a great name for this tea. To me it says beautiful yet powerful. Spunky yet graceful. Strong and worldly.
The flavor is pretty bold for an Oolong. There are certainly some floral notes but backed up with earthy tones, too. Mid-sip presents sweet-woodsy flavors followed by more sweeter floral notes. The aftertaste is NOT a stale floral lingering taste like some woodsy and earthy Oolongs tend to have but is rather delightful and hydrating.
This holds up to multiple infusions while morphing the flavoring on the tongue only slightly with each additional infusion. It’s been said that most Oolong fall somewhere between a black tea and a green tea. I’ve experienced both ends of the spectrum and this one seems to fall more with the darker side of things which I really enjoy.
Ceylon Sapphire Oolong Tea from Mela Teas is a KEEPER in my book! It’s ideal for sharing or keeping in your stash for special occasions.