Naivetea Imperial Beauty Oolong

According to Naivetea this tea is produced in Taiwan by a very small high altitude artisan tea farm that follows traditional and organic farming practices. The dry leaves were tightly rolled and had a strong floral aroma. I brewed this tea in a porcelain gaiwan with 212 degree water using 40 second steepings. The liquor was a golden straw color with an aroma that was similar to the dry leaves but not quite as intense.

This tea was fruity, floral and sweet all at once but in a very subtle way. All of the flavors rotated in and out through each of my infusions. This is a tea that you really have to pay close attention to while you are drinking it. Otherwise I think that the complexity of it might pass you by. There was a honey-like sweetness that lingered after ever sip. I did four infusions but it could have kept going for several more. I would definitely recommend this tea.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.