Formosa Oolong from Special-Teas, Etc.

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Special-Teas, Etc.

Product Description:

This Formosa Oolong is an exceptional Taiwanese dark oolong full of fluffy white tipped leaves. An exceptional brew from an exceptional tea!

Taster’s Review:

Oh, how I adore this tea!  It reminds me of the Oolong I used to offer to my clients.  It possesses such a pleasant, deep sweetness to it!

The tea leaves are quite dark – this is a deeply oxidized Oolong from Taiwan.   This tea IS special and deserves a special brewing vessel – I recommend getting out your gaiwan for this one.  Not only will it enable you to capture the very best flavor from this tea, but it will also allow you to infuse the leaves multiple times – and each infusion will be just as extraordinarily flavorful as the previous one.  And, trust me when I say that when you taste this tea, you’ll want as many infusions as the tea leaves will offer!

This tea has a natural sweetness to it – it doesn’t need additional sweetener, and you may risk overwhelming the delicate balance of flavors by adding sweetener.  Instead, just enjoy the natural beauty of this tea unfettered.

It has a lovely peach undertone to it, as well as a soft earthy note.  But mostly, what I get from this tea is a beautiful honey-like flavor.  Sweet and smooth with a gentle mouthfeel.

Truly a wonderful Oolong!  This is one that I recommend to all Oolong enthusiasts.  Keep this one on hand!

Ice Wine Tea from Three Thousand Leaves/Special Teas Etc

Leaf Type: Black Tea, White Tea

Where To Buy: Three Thousand Leaves/Special Teas Etc

Product Description:

Site Description:
4oz Beguiling sweet pear notes with hints of berry and caramel. To enhance the natural flavors, consumption with sugar is recommended. Makes a great iced tea!

Description on Package:
Black Tea, Freeze Dried Grapes, White Tea, Ontario Ice Wine, Natural Flavors

Tasters Notes:

Last Fall My Parents, Husband, and I went to Finger Lakes Wine Region for a long weekend.  We did a lot of sampling of several wines.  One of the more trendy wines that is becoming more and more popular is ICE WINE.  ICE WINE is very VERY sweet.  You can read more about actual Ice Wine here.  When I started to see Ice Wine Tea I was very excited.  I have tried a few.

This smells JUST LIKE ICE WINE prior to infusion…as well as after infusion. The scents become more identifiable after the infusion is complete.

I can taste the ice wine comparison. There is a pear taste as well and a caramel finish on it. It’s VERY sweet just like the ice wine! I am looking forward to trying this iced but I will say it is wonderful hot!