Honey Scented Black Tea from Oollo Tea

Honey-Scented-BlackTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Oollo Tea

Tea Description:

This is a luxurious black tea! Dark leaves and an amazing honey aroma. The body of this tea is round and feels smooth on the tongue. It has a very pure flavour profile. Delicious honey and natural caramel notes.

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Taster’s Review:

This Honey Scented Black Tea from Oollo Tea is a very interesting tea.  Here’s something that Amoda Tea has to say about it:

To keep with the oolong education. This is a curious black tea made from an oolong tea plant varietal that grows in Taiwan.

And when I opened the pouch and examined the leaves, I have to say that they have the big “bulky” look of a dark Oolong.

The flavor is much more like an Oolong tea than a black tea as well.  This reminds me of a Honey Oriental Beauty type of Oolong.  It doesn’t have that deep, “dark” flavor of a black tea, it has a the lighter, silkier flavor of an Oolong.

But that’s not a bad thing.  I love Honey Oolongs, and this tea tastes mighty fine!  It’s remarkably smooth with a light astringency.  I’m loving the honey notes.  The profile of this tea on Amoda’s website focuses on the “clean” and “pure” taste of this tea, and I find myself in agreement with the assessment.  Even though it has a beautifully sweet flavor, it’s a very crisp and clean sweetness, and the finish is very lightly sweet.

And one of the best things about this tea is that because it’s so “Oolong-esque” … it’s good for several infusions.  I highly recommend taking this tea through it’s paces – it’s definitely worth the effort.  An excellent tea from Oollo tea – via Amoda Tea – I’m glad this one was part of the tea tasting box this month.

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