4833 Tasting Notes
Today, I am taking some “me” time and enjoying some Oolong – I even got out my gaiwan! This is an absolutely extraordinary Oolong. The flavor is sweet, the texture is smooth, the aroma is heavenly, everything is simply PERFECT.
There is only ONE other Oolong that comes close to this – and that is Ali Shan.
This is a delicious way to wind down this evening. I still have a few things that I need to get done though, so I’m not quite ready to start reaching for the herbals… so this is smooth and relaxing… without being TOO relaxing.
The scent is VERY mango, and it translates into the flavor very well. Sometimes the mango flavor in tea is a bit soft – NOT here. This is MANGO paradise! The green tea is pleasant tasting too – fresh, slightly vegetative, and sweet.
A delightful cuppa!
This is the first of the package that I’m trying from Zoomdweebies.
The only other tea that I’ve tried called “Tutti Fruiti” (although probably not using that spelling) was a “kid’s tea” from Metropolitan Tea Company – basically a fruit tea that was actually quite good. This one I can’t really compare to that one, because they are two totally different teas.
This has a very interesting flavor though. Very sweet, candy-ish, like candied fruit. It sort of reminds me of the gelled fruit candies from Sunkist… like I somehow melted those in my tea… but this isn’t as sticky as that would be.
I look forward to trying this one iced.
Finishing up the last of a sample that I had of this tea.
I started out not being too crazy about this tea, but, as I continue to sip it, and as it cools, I am finding it a bit more enjoyable. The black tea base is rather tannic and I feel like that interferes a bit with the blackberry flavor coming through… but the flavor develops as I continue to make my way down the cup.
It’s pleasant enough… but certainly not my favorite offering from Specialteas.