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apricot oolong

Moongold Oolong from Tin Roof Teas. . . .

One of my coworkers brought this to work specifically for me to try! What a blessing of a day!

This blend, from Tin Roof Teas, contains “sweet, succulent golden orange apricots and a floral green oolong.” It’s the perfect compliment to the day.

Like, wow: this pops. It’s juicy and green and vibrant. Like you’re just gobbling your way straight through an orchard.

Peaches, oranges, and berries are done all the time, but an apricot is kind of rare to me. I love the flavor of apricot. When I was a kid, my mom used to give me apricot-flavored baby food until WAY too late for me to be eating it*, because it was one of the few healthy things I’d eat.**

* (I’m talking teenage years.)

** (I have been told this is gross. I don’t think it’s gross. Baby food is just fruits in a blender. It’s a smoothie.)

So this tea brings me back to our kitchen table with a crack in it. There are cross-stitches on the wall. I’m picking at lunch. My family’s around. It’s warm there.

But now, in the present, I’m a sophisticated adult. I don’t eat baby food. Instead, I drink teas like this.

Nobody will ever know my secrets.

Except, perhaps, the entire internet, now that I’ve posted this.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Oolong
Where to Buy:  Tin Roof Teas

Our Moongold Oolong is a delightful paring of sweet, succulent golden orange apricots and a floral green oolong.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Wen Shan Baozhong Oolong from Tribute Teas/ChaHoney

WenMountainBaoZhongTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy: Tribute Teas & ChaHoney

Tea Description:

Baozhong oolong originated from Anxi in Fujian, China.  A history of production reaching back nearly 150 years, it is the most famous tea of northern Taiwan.  The name ‘Baozhong’ refers to its traditional packaging in a bamboo wrapping.  A uniquely light oxidation and minimal roasting reveal a elegant, smooth, and notably fresh flavor.  Its aroma is floral and sweet, with notes of apricots. . .

Learn more about this tea here.

Learn more about subscribing to ChaHoney here.

Taster’s Review:

Subscription boxes are the thing these days.  I myself subscribe to a few.  The one that intrigues me the most is ChaHoney, a monthly subscription plan that basically does your tea shopping for you.  ChaHoney doesn’t blend their own tea yet instead looks for those amazing teas that you might have overlooked here or there.  Each month features a different company.  I just love this idea and hope to become a member soon.  But first I need to sipdown some teas (this will be #33!!).

I’m almost finished with this first box from ChaHoney that I received.  I’m quite impressed with the teas I’ve had so far.  The company that was featured was Tribute Teas.  You’d think I would have tried them by now since they are in my home state but alas no.  Shame on me.

This oolong right out of the gate smelled decadent and romantic.  I can absolutely pick up notes of lilacs.  I love lilacs and am happy just to sit around enjoy the aroma from this tea. So beautiful.

I let this tea sit for just a moment and then took my first sip. Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous, romantic and exactly what I needed today.  This tea is everything you could ask for and more.  Irresistible floral notes paired with hints of a sweetness that I would compare to an apricot.  The description is spot on.  I am incredibly impressed and next payday, this one will need to be re-ordered.

I am simply in love with this floral roasted sweet apricot loving oolong!  I can absolutely see this tea being one that you drink while you get lost in a good book. This is my favorite Tribute Tea to date!