Juicy Lemon & Pink Grapefruit Oolong Tea from Herbal Infusions

lemon_grapefruit_oolongTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  Herbal Infusions

Tea Description:

At first we started off this blend of Formosa Oolong with just lemon, but soon Dan decided that his love of grapefruit (pink specifically) should be shared in this tea. We then added freshly peeled organic pink grapefruit rind and created a fantastically balanced and refreshing Oolong tea that we are sure you’ll love.

Learn more about this blend here.

Taster’s Review:

The name of this Oolong:  Juicy Lemon & Pink Grapefruit Oolong Tea from Herbal Infusions … suggests that it’s going to be quite a tart tasting tea.  So, I’m not exactly sure why it was that I had to order some as soon as I discovered it.  I’m not usually a big fan of tart flavors, although I do like lemon and I love grapefruit teas if they’re done correctly.  And I think that was the allure for me, my love of grapefruit teas and still looking for the best grapefruit tea out there.

This is really good.  Surprisingly, it’s not as tart as the name suggests.  Sure, the lemon is there, and so is the grapefruit, but the flavors balance out with the sweet notes of the Oolong in such a way that I taste more of the sweeter notes of the two citrus fruits than I do the tarty flavors.

The Oolong has a toasty note to it, and there is a slightly earthy/nutty flavor to it as well.  I really enjoy the contrast between the earthiness and warm nutty flavors to the bright, citrus-y notes of the fruit flavors.

A really enjoyable flavored Oolong.  The natural flavors of the dark Oolong tea meld in a very agreeable way with the fruit flavors of lemon and grapefruit.  I’m really glad I tried it!  Oh!  And be sure to resteep the leaves with this one.  The second infusion is even better than the first.

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