Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Adagio Teas
The darker, more oxidized oolongs of Taiwan are known for having very lush, playful flavors. Deeply floral, honey and juicy, it’s not uncommon to have a lovely cup that’s almost like a succulent slice of peach. Why not let the tea play with some actual peaches? Our Peach Oolong is truly an inspired treat. Fragrant and sweet like a perfectly ripe fruit, with a smooth astringency and lingering floral aroma. So very harmonious, indeed. Please, be a peach – try this oolong!Ingredients: oolong tea, natural peach flavor, apple pieces, marigold flowers, apricots
Pairing peach flavor with dark Taiwanese Oolong tea seems a perfect match. This tea provides proof – the beautiful peach tones are so well suited for the sweet, earthy Oolong tea in this cup.
The sip starts out with a strong note of peach with a background note that is slightly nutty and earthy. The peach flavor is sweet and succulent. About mid-sip, there is a hint of flower to the sip, and the nutty tones have developed as well. The flavor is smooth and the texture is silky, and there is a pleasant aftertaste that reminds me of honeysuckle.
This tea is available loose leaf as well as part of the Sweet Medley collection. I received it as part of the gift collection, and I was a little apprehensive about an Oolong in a sachet. But there appeared to be plenty of room for the leaves to expand and release their flavor. This would be a really convenient way to travel with Oolong tea!