I wanted something calming to drink tonight and this sample intrigued me. An Indian oolong? I have had black tea from India and green tea from India, but I don’t recall ever having an Indian oolong, and I believe this may even be my first Nilgiri. Well, I’m game! Let’s try it!
The dry leaves have such a soothing aroma. At first I thought it was a floral scent, but the more I inhaled the more I thought of sweet pastries in a glass case releasing their scent when you open the case to take one out, like a breath of sugar and vanilla and spice. I would be all over a candle that smelled like this. I would burn it all the time and fill my house with this scent.
The tea is fairly light in color, about what I expect from a oolong tea. First impression – a light, wet oolong/green flavor that is followed by a bloom of the honey and golden raisin notes, with a dry and lightly spicy follow up that lingers and makes you reach for the cup to sip again.
I really enjoyed trying this! It reminds me of a whisper of Golden Monkey melded with a spicy green tea. Fun!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: The Tea Shelf
A specialty tea, these curly chocolate leaves have inherited a rich and spicy aroma. The soft and delicate flavors of cinnamon and honey roll through your palate, giving you the much needed boost for when you’re under the weather.