Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Rishi Tea
Creamy, smooth coconut perfectly blended with Bao Zhong oolong.
This is so nice. I’ve tried several coconut Oolong/coconut Pouchong, but this just may be my favorite of those that I’ve tasted. The reason is that the Oolong flavor here dominates, with a lovely coconut tone that rests in the background and lingers in the aftertaste. While the coconut is an obvious presence in this cup, it does not overpower the sweet notes of the Bao Zhong Oolong tea.
The Oolong has a beautiful smooth flavor. While I wouldn’t consider it an overtly rich Oolong, it does have hints of buttery undertones. This isn’t the typical buttery Oolong where it feels like it’s left a thick coat of buttery essence in your mouth. Don’t get me wrong, I like those Oolongs too (yum, butter!) but, I like the refreshing lightness of this Bao Zhong. It has a hint of astringency at the tail that is not so much drying as it is lightly cleansing, keeping the palate clear to enjoy the coconut flavors.
This is a delicious Oolong! I love it!