Saturday, April 11, 2009

Mighty Leaf’s Wuyi Oolong Review

Type: Oolong
Origin: China
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.


Steph said...

I recently reviewed this tea, as well...and have been waiting to review the jade oolong, so I've enjoyed your reviews!

Brittiny said...

Thanks for the comment!

Yeah, several bloggers get the same tea so it is interesting to compare thoughts and reviews! :)