Friday, March 28, 2014

Little Red Cup Tea Company Jade Oolong

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: deep green, tightly rolled
Ingredients: oolong tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: greenish gold

Jade Oolong is a term that is often used to describe Tie Guan Yin that has been lightly oxidized and that appears to be what we have here. The taste was very clean, light and floral. Although on the delicate side, the mouth-feel was very thick and there was a strong orchid aroma. My second infusion was a bit more vegetal but just as delicious. I generally prefer my oolongs a bit darker so this isn't something that I would drink all of the time but that is just my personal preference. It was still a very enjoyable sip. +Little Red Cup Tea Co. has a fairly small selection but they are all very well priced. You would be hard pressed to find a comparable tea for just under $10 for 3oz.

Jade Oolong sample provided by Little Red Cup Tea Company.

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