Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Two Leaves and a Bud
Our Organic Jade Oolong starts off with leaves that are nicely rolled packages that then unfurl completely when steeped. Organic Jade Oolong brews to a glassy green color, with a lightly floral fragrance and delicate, sweet nuances in its flavor.
This is a beautifully complex Oolong. I think that is what I adore most about Oolong teas is that they have this wonderful complexity to them that I don’t find in many other teas types. So many layers of flavor!
The aroma of the dry leaf is quite vegetative with hints of a floral background note. As the tea brews, the fragrance softens, and interestingly enough, the vegetative essence does not translate very much into the flavor. There are some slightly vegetable-tasting notes in there, but, what I get mostly are sweet notes of fruit and flower.
The sip starts off sweet and crisp. It is a delicate taste that develops. Floral notes weave their way in and out of the sip. About mid-sip, a somewhat sour fruit note arrives – not an overwhelming taste, but it seems to be just enough to help lighten the sweetness a bit. The sip ends with a soft sweet flavor and a light, tangy astringency. The astringency is very slight and does not interfere with the sweet aftertaste which is incredibly pleasant.
I love this Oolong – I highly recommend it! This one is great iced too!