Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Frontier Co-Op
Bold-leafed Se Chung Chinese oolong blended with sliced almonds. Subtle, nutty almond flavor nuance combines with light smoky character of the oolong to yield delicious toasted notes.
I reviewed this tea previously, and I think I like it now just as much as I liked it then, if not more! It’s so tasty! The sweet, nutty taste of almond melds so nicely with the natural fruit notes of the Oolong.
The Oolong base is a dark Se Chung Oolong – most Se Chung Oolong teas tend to be on the greener side, but this Se Chung looks and tastes as though it’s been charcoal fired because of its distinct smoky note. The smoky note is not an overwhelming one, but it’s there. I enjoy how the smoky undertones unite with the flavor of the almond – almost as if they were made for one another.
The almond flavor is sweet and nutty, but I can also taste a subtle bitter almond taste as well. Overall a very pleasant cup of tea.