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Huang Jin Bolero from Adagio Teas. . . .

This Anxi oolong isn’t currently available on Adagio’s site, but I’m reviewing it so you know what to look for if it returns or if something like it pops back up! Here we have a lovely oolong with a nectar/nut flavor that’s closer to green than black. It’s a very light flavor that stays with you after you swallow it. This tastes like that point in the late afternoon when you’ve stopped paying attention to time. Dinner will come eventually, you guess. This feeling is, more accurately, the feeling of long summers at summer camp. This tea is summer camp Read More

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Giddapahar Oolong 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited

There are 3 things I’m liking of this Giddapahar Oolong 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited before I even try a sip…that it’s a 2nd Flush Darjeeling, that it’s an Oolong, and that it’s from the Giddapahar Plantation. Giddapahar Oolong 2nd Flush 2016 Darjeeling Exclusive from Lochan Tea Limited is like Autumn in a cup! It smells like sweet damp sticks that have been out on the forest floor. As I continue to sniff the infused tea I notice an additional aroma – perhaps stone fruit – such as apricot, maybe. Regardless it’s crisp and clean! The Read More

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Nepal Pearl Oolong Tea from Wha-Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Wha-Cha Tea Description: An incredibly rare and unusual oolong with a great taste of apricots and nectarine combined with a brilliant aroma. . Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Alright. . .for anybody that has this tea in your stash and don’t want it. . .let me know! This tea is amazing! Amazing pearls of tea loving goodness! If you can’t tell, I’m quite smitten with this tea. This gorgeous tea is a lovely pearl of oolong tea that gives you a satisfying sense of what good tea is supposed to be like. Read More

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Nepal Oolong from Simpson & Vail

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Simpson & Vail Tea Description: Located 6000 feet above sea level, in the misty hills of Pashupatinagar, Ilam, is this family owned Organic (EU) and ISO certified garden. The teas grown here are of some of the most interesting and spectacular teas that will tempt your taste buds into new levels of enjoyment. This garden is the first one in Nepal to use the technology, machinery and expertise available from Japan. The Aarubotay tea bushes are a combination of Japanese, Chinese and clonal varieties that produce the best of Nepalese teas. Try some Read More

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Orchid Oolong from Conundrum Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Conundrum Teas Tea Description: This semi-balled oolong was processed with medium oxidation it has a roasted chestnut and honey flavor with a refreshing mint finish.  Balled Oolong’s are best enjoyed over multiple short infusions, as the ball unfurls throughout the steeps, different flavors are released along with the leaves.  The brewed tea has an intense yellow color and it smells like a bamboo forest filled with orchids. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: So far every tea that I have tried from Conundrum has been simply amazing. Their teas are high Read More