Price: Sample (regular price - $12.95 for 4oz.)
Vendor: Mighty Leaf
Brewing Method: Per Instructed - 1 teaspoon of leaves, 1 cup of filtered water, heated to 200°F-205°F, steeped for 3 - 5 minutes
Overall Score: 4.0 out of 5
The dry leaves of the Wuyi Oolong smell slightly fruity and earthy. The leaves are a dark brown mix of long, rolled pieces. However, I found a lot of tiny broken pieces in this particular bag.
The liquor is a bright yellow color – it kind of looks like honey. While brewing, the aroma reminds me of a very light bodied black tea – brisk and earthy.
The tea tastes sweet and fruity. It has a pleasant grape-like flavor to it. It is definitely a blacker oolong because of the rich, dark taste. The tea is smooth at first, but it does dry out my mouth more than I care for. The fruity flavor that comes from this tea makes it more sweet than bitter.
There is not too much to say about this tea – it is very simple. It gets right to the point with its flavor. Because of the grape-like flavor, the taste reminds me of a very subtle Darjeeling.
Saturday, April 11, 2009