Reviews

Tea Setter Wild Arbor Oriental Beauty Oolong

Photo: Tea Setter

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: large, dark and twisted
Ingredients: oolong tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 200 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: amber

There is just something about a wild grown tea that speaks to me when I drink it. This one in particular was complex and incredibly aromatic. It was earthy with rich notes of peaches, honey and citrus. A hint of underlying spice rounded out the flavor profile. Isn’t it amazing how an unflavored tea can taste exactly like a juicy piece of fruit? Even three infusions in, I still found myself wanting more. I am astounded at how budget friendly this tea is. You get a lot of flavor for your buck, especially if preparing it gongfu style. Oriental Beauty usually brings to mind the Taiwanese tea by the same name but this in fact a different tea since it was not grown in Taiwan. If this selection is any indicator of the quality of teas from +Tea Setter then I cannot wait to dig into the teas from them that I have waiting to be reviewed. Make sure that you check out the video below from when I interviewed  +Matt Kitchen from Tea Setter!.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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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.