Renaissance from Design A Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Design a Tea

Company Description:

A whimsical touch of Blueberry and woodsy Nutmeg flavoring mixed with an ORGANIC Oolong earthy base from Taiwan.

Taster’s Review:

Renaissance is one of the “Signature Blends” offered by Design A Tea.  And it is delightful!  The complexity of the Oolong tea and the sweet-tart flavor of the blueberry, together with a dash of nutmeg creates a uniquely wonderful taste.

The base is a Formosa Oolong base – which is one of my particular favorite types of Oolong tea.  It has a pleasant mouthfeel – silky but not too thick.  I love the fuzzy peach-like tones of a Formosa Oolong, and that fruity character blends well with the blueberry and the earthy, nutty taste of the nutmeg.

The blueberry tastes fresh and sweet – it’s a very authentic blueberry taste.  There is a berry-ish tingle that hits the tip of the tongue – a little tart… but not too much.  But it is the nutmeg is what really makes this tea unique.  The nutmeg isn’t strong at first, but the flavor develops as I continue to drink the tea.

This has to be one of the best blueberry blends I’ve ever tasted.  I love the addition of the nutmeg, and as I continue to sip, I find myself adoring it even more.  It adds such a beautiful depth of flavor, and it reminds me a little bit of a baked blueberry confection – blueberry cobbler, perhaps?  This is especially true when this tea is served hot with just a sprinkling of sugar (brown sugar would be especially nice to expound on that cobbler taste).

However you choose to serve this tea, I have to say that the yum factor is extremely high here.  Yummy, yummy, yummy!

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