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Iron Buddha Oolong Tea from Oollo Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Oollo Tea Tea Description: A present from the loving Bodhisattva of Compassion. Tightly rolled, the full leaves unfurl to emit pleasant stone fruit and wild honey notes with a hint of roasted nuts. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: As these last few days as a tea reviewer have been winding down, I’ve had the opportunity to try some really fabulous teas!  This Iron Buddha Oolong Tea from Oollo Tea certainly belongs with that fabulous group.  It’s absolutely lovely! I brewed this in my new gaiwan which has gotten quite a workout Read More

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Milky Jinxuan High Mountain Oolong from Oollo Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Oollo Tea Tea Description: The true milky Jinxuan oolong tea with natural cream milk accent and luscious texture. The Alishan family farms tea trees that were bought from our family in 1990. They practice zero pesticide natural farming. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: It’s no big secret that I absolutely adore a good Milky Oolong tea.  This Milky Jinxuan High Mountain Oolong from Oollo Tea is one of the very best I’ve tried thus far.  It’s so delightfully sweet and creamy but the creaminess isn’t heavy.  It’s not overwhelming my palate. I love Read More

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Oriental Beauty (Bai Hao) Oolong from Oollo Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Oollo Tea Tea Description: Renowned for its beautiful five colour dancing leaves. This traditional beauty exudes apricot and peach scents followed by indulging orchid, muscat grape, and apple flavours. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Oollo Tea offers some outstanding teas and this Oriental Beauty Oolong is a perfect example.  It’s one of the nicest Bai Hao Oolong teas that I’ve tasted in a quite some time! The aroma is lovely – it reminds me of warm peaches – like the filling in a peach cobbler.  Warm and bubbly and sweet!  That’s what I think Read More

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Limited Edition AliShan High Mountain Black Tea from Oollo Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Oollo Tea Tea Description: Alishan Mountain is known for its amazing mountain oolong teas however it also produces small limited batches of black teas. This particular 2014 harvest brews a prominent cacao chocolate flavour with wooden musky aroma. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Ohhh … lovely!  This Limited Edition AliShan High Mountain Black Tea from Oollo Tea is absolutely wonderful – just exactly the tea that I needed this afternoon! This isn’t as robust a black tea as an Assam or even a Ceylon might be.  Instead, imagine an AliShan Oolong meets a top-quality Fujian black 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