Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: McNulty’s
The website doesn’t have a description of this tea – actually, I don’t find this tea anywhere on their website.
I received a bit of this tea from my SororiTea Sister, Jennifer (aka TeaEqualsBliss), and I am so happy to have this opportunity to try it. It’s a remarkably complex and delicious Oolong tea.
The leaves are dark, indicating a long oxidation period. They brew a medium to dark amber colored liquor with a nutty aroma.
The flavor possesses a chestnut flavor that is highlighted with sweet, honey-like tones. There is a deep, fruity quality to this as well – I taste peach!
Like other high quality Oolongs, these leaves can be infused multiple times. Each infusion is quite flavorful – the first and second infusions are a little more nutty, and with the third and fourth, I noticed that the fruit notes came out a little more. There was even a hint of smokiness in the third and fourth infusion. With the fifth and sixth infusion, I could taste notes of spice and the honey flavor became a little more distinct.
To get the most out of this tea, I recommend enjoying it as a hot beverage. It is still delicious as an iced tea, however, much of the intriguing complexity is lost as it cools.
This is truly an amazing Oolong!