• Reviews

    Nature’s Tea Leaf Buddha Hand Oolong

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: deep green, tightly rolled Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 45 seconds Water Temperature: 195 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: pale gold Nature’s Tea Leaf calls the flavor of this tea audacious but I found it to be a lot more subtle than that. It was delicate and sweet with floral and mineral notes. A fresh, vegetal element came to the forefront with each subsequent infusion. The mouth-feel was buttery and there was no astringency to speak of. That being said, I prefer my oolongs to have a lot more body and complexity but it was still a decent tea. I might be more inclined to drink…


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    Nature’s Tea Leaf Huang Shan Mao Feng

    Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: long, thin and varied shades of green Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 45 seconds Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: pale, almost clear This was a truly wonderful green tea. It was vegetal with a sweet aftertaste. The flavor almost reminded of sugar snap peas. I thought that it was the perfect balance of delicate and full flavored. The mouth-feel was buttery and there was hardly any astringency. The aroma of the leaves after steeping was intoxicating. My nose was buried in my gaiwan the entire time. Being one to play with my leaves, I loved picking through and finding so many buds. I…