Reviews

Teatulia Oolong

Country of Origin: Bangladesh
Leaf Appearance: dark, somewhat broken with scattered buds
Ingredients: oolong tea
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup
Liquor: amber

Over the years the blog has transitioned a bit to coincide with my personal journey and tastes. Tea bags very rarely make an appearance these days. I made an exception in this case because it is only available in tea bag form. Thankfully it’s a silky pyramid style bag which is usually a lesser evil. The taste was surprisingly complex and enjoyable. Although the dry leaves were dark enough to pass for black tea, the aroma was definitely all oolong. Floral notes and a bit of stone fruit stood out against an earthy, malty background. It was a bit hard to peg down but it had an almost biscuity quality that reminded me somewhat of 2nd flush Darjeeling. There was quite a lot of natural sweetness in the cup with very little astringency so I strongly recommend drinking this tea straight up. I had some of these babies tucked away in my tea wallet and they came in handy at a family function when I found myself in serious need of some caffeine.

Oolong sample provided by Teatulia.

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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.