Velvet Oolong from Tea Chai Té

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Tea Chai Té

Tea Description:

GREAT NEWS! This tea was a 1st Place Winner – Oregon’s First State Tea Competition – Sept. 2, 2011

Called a Taiwanese milk oolong, our Velvet Oolong has a wonderful aroma that is rich and buttery with subtle floral notes. Light and smooth brew.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is a lovely milk Oolong, so creamy and rich!

When I first opened the pouch, before reading anything about this tea, I knew it was a milk Oolong.  It has that lovely, buttery scent to the dry leaf.  I was excited when I realized it was a milk Oolong as I do enjoy them, and I don’t drink them often enough … at least, not often enough for my liking!

The flavor is sublime.  It is sweet and even just a little tangy, tasting a bit like fresh cream with a drop or two of buttermilk added to it.  It even has a thick, creamy texture (although it is certainly not as thick as fresh cream!)

The taste also presents hints of flower in the distance … orchid, maybe?  Perhaps even a whisper of honeysuckle.  With the subsequent infusions, I noticed that the cream and buttermilk combination became smoother and mellower while the floral tones emerged.  It is still sweet and creamy, but I notice more distinct floral notes now.

A very interesting and complex cup of tea.  I can see why this tea won the Oregon State Tea Competition in 2011.  It is certainly worthy.

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