Sunday, December 9, 2012
Mountain Rose Herbs Oolong Tea
Leaf Appearance: dark, somewhat twisted
Ingredients: oolong tea
Steep time: 4 minutes
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: dark amber
This tea was nutty and faintly floral with a hint of peach. There was a lingering sweetness in the finish of each sip. I did find it a little one dimensional because it lacked the complexity that I would normally expect from an oolong. I could see myself drinking this at work but it isn't something that I would reach for at home. My main complaint about this tea is that they simply call it oolong. That is akin to saying saying red wine rather than Merlot or Pinot Noir. There are many different types and cultivars of oolong. My inner tea nerd would like to see it listed in a more detailed way. I've enjoyed all of the other teas from Mountain Rose Herbs that I have tried and know them to be a trustworthy company so I'm not overly concerned about it.
You can find out more about this tea here.