Doke Rolling Thunder Oolong from Tea Swan. . .

This oolong tastes precisely like I tossed some honey into it — without having to count calories! Cool, man!

It goes perfectly with the raisin-infused breakfast cereal (Kelloggs Raisin Bran) I had. It’s SUCH a similar profile I’d think it was in-mouth carry-over from the cereal itself, but it’s not. There was an hour in between, and that hour included a tooth-brushing.

If you enjoy a wheaty, raisin-y, sweet sort of blend, I can recommend both Raisin Brand AND this tea. Neither of which I’d had before today,* but both of which I enjoyed.

* My in-laws have a completely different set of cereals in their house literally every time I come over. Usually people have a favorite cereal they stick to forever, but my in-laws just buy whatever strikes their fancy or whatever’s on sale.

It occurs to me that my tea selection is similar. I have whatever gets sent to me by this site, or whatever I happen to pick up on my Internet travels, and then I sip it down or trade it out. Every time people come over to my house, it’s a different collection to choose from. I don’t know if this is fun or frustrating for my guests. Sometimes I go over to my in-laws’ and there’s nothing I want in the cabinet and I get unreasonably frustrated. But other times it’s a cornucopia of untried, delicious-sounding flake varieties.

They could probably start a blog like this BUT ABOUT CEREAL.

Anyway, this tea is a winner, so if you’re wandering around Tea Swan (formerly Lochan) throw it in the basket.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Oolong
Where to Buy:   Tea Swan
Description

Doke Rolling Thunder Oolong Tea variant of Oolong tea is processed by expert methods of sun-drying and oxidation to yield a nice buttery flavor and fruity aroma.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Goomtee Muscatel Valley Autumn Flush 2016, Darjeeling Organic from Tea Swan. . .

Many of you may already know that I start each and everyday with at least one black tea. Recently finished up my stash of Goomtee Muscatel Valley Autumn Flush 2016, Darjeeling Organic from Tea Swan and I have to say it will be sorely missed!

The natural flavor of Goomtee Muscatel Valley Autumn Flush 2016, Darjeeling Organic from Tea Swan was both floral and spice and they shine thru this straight-up black tea. It’s warming and comforting on just about ANY day.

I like my black tea strong so I tend to add a few extra leaves of tea to my cuppa. A nice hefty, overflowing teaspoon in about 200 degree water for about 2 minutes seemed to do the job for me.

The aftertaste was a lingering masculine type flavor sort of like pine, for example. Prior to steeping the leaves we crisp and much like you see in the photo above. This is an outstanding black tea. If you are a fan of straight-up black teas – you are going to want to try this one!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black
Where to Buy:  Tea Swan
Description

Goomtee Muscatel Valley Black Tea is unique variant of whole leaf tea is collected from Darjeeling during the autumn flush. It combines the flowery essence of autumn and the spicy charm of spring.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Socklatinga Green Tea 2nd Flush, 2017 from Tea Swan. . .

I don’t recall if I have ever had a Green Assam from Socklatinga so I was thrilled to have it in front of me recently.

According to the Tea Swan website – Socklatinga Green Tea is a variant of whole leaf green-tea collected during the second flush of Assam and makes a cup of warm golden-green tea.

Tasting the charming fruity flavor of this tea was a pleasure but I also found it to be a bit grassy-green with a hint of helpful bitterness, too! What kind of fruity notes? Pear – possibly!

As I continued to sip on this tea I wanted to learn more about the tea estate, itself. A brief recap in my research found that the Sockieting Tea Estate produces 4,00,000 kgs of tea in a year and is a HACCP accredited estate. The property was procured from Andrew Yule & Co Ltd and spreads across 223 hectares of land.

This was a tasty tea. I would suggest it for those who enjoy a grassier-green with hints of pear-like-fruit hidden underneath.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy:  Tea Swan
Description

Socklatinga Green Tea whole leaf green-tea collected during the second flush of Assam makes a cup of warm golden-green drink.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Harmutty Golden Delight Black Tea from Tea Swan. . . . .

You or someone you know is probably a tea fan – at least that is why I assume you have stopped by The Sororitea Sisters site today! But if you just happen to also be a wine fan you might also be smitten by this Harmutty Golden Delight Black Tea from Tea Swan review today.

Harmutty Golden Delight Black Tea from Tea Swan is a special variant of Assamese tea with golden-rimmed whole leaves that were picked during the 2nd flush. When the leaves are soaked in hot water – they make a bright copper concoction that smells of fine grapes. The fragrant tea leaves give an aroma of raisins and tobacco. The result? A brew that is rich and glows with a copper color. Upon my sip – I found this to be robust and noticed a mild – yet welcoming – astringency balanced by malty tones..

According to Tea Swan…Harmutty Golden Delight Black Tea of Assam is the healthiest choice for tea-lovers and pairs well with a hearty breakfast for a bold start to your day. I’d have to say that I agree!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy:  Tea Swan
Description

This is a special variant of Assamese tea with golden-rimmed whole leaves. The leaves, picked during the 2nd flush, when soaked in hot water make a bright copper concoction that smells of fine grapes.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!