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Red Jade Black Tea from Oollo Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Oollo Tea Tea Description: A perfect marriage between Burma Ashamu and Taiwanese wild tea. The long twisted whole leaves give distinct smooth raisin, date and cinnamon infusions with traces of peppermint. Origin Varietal: Taiwan No. 18 Curator: Yoshi Lo Location: Yuchi, Nantou, Taiwan Elevation: 800m Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Red Jade Black Tea from Oollo Tea has already been reviewed by Anne here at Sororitea Sisters but some teas are worth reviewing more than once.  This is one of those teas and I agree with Anne thoughts as to how Read More

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Rose Oolong Tea from Tea Ave

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Tea Where to Buy: Tea Ave Tea Description: Our Rose Oolong is a flower tea prepared using the ancient method, in which the tea absorbs the flower fragrance during the baking progress, producing a scented tea that’s aromatic and flavorful without using any additives or chemicals. We blend our Alishan Jin Xuan Oolong with fresh Taiwanese roses to create an elegant flower tea that is both full-bodied and mellow, with rose petals lending delicate floral notes to a robust oolong body. Rose Oolong has a floral fragrance and a rich, sweet taste. Smooth and exhilarating. Dare we Read More

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Red Jade Black Tea from Oollo Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Oollo Tea Tea Description: A perfect marriage between Burma Ashamu and Taiwanese wild tea. The long twisted whole leaves give distinct smooth raisin, date and cinnamon infusions with traces of peppermint. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This Red Jade Black Tea from Oollo Tea is one of those teas that after taking my first sip, the sound that I uttered was “Mmm.”  Not a lot of teas elicit that response from me.  This one did. The dry leaves are dark, chocolaty brown.  They’ve been rolled lengthwise, producing a very long Read More

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Nantou Four Seasons Oolong Tea from In Pursuit of Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  In Pursuit of Tea Tea Description: This tea is made from a cultivar that can be harvested year-round- Si Ji Chun, which means four seasons like spring. It’s grown in Ming Jian Township in mountainous Nantou County, Taiwan. The mature leaves are lightly oxidized and rolled into ball shapes; as they open through multiple infusions, a sweet flavor and lush, orchidlike aroma is released. Read other Steepster thoughts on this tea here. Taster’s Review: The aroma of the dry leaf of this Nantou Four Seasons Oolong Tea from In Pursuit of Tea is Read More

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Jin Xuan Oolong Tea from Eco Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Eco-Cha Tea Description: This batch of tea was made by an artisan who won first prize in this year’s Nantou County Jin Xuan Oolong Tea Competition of 2,400 entries, and Nantou is home to the best oolong tea makers in the world. The tea he produces is, in a word, exemplary. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: In my “career” as a tea reviewer, I’ve tasted quite a few “milk Oolong” teas.  But this Jin Xuan Oolong Tea from Eco Cha has to be one of the finest I’ve tried yet. Read More