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Recent Tasting Notes
I’ve had the opportunity to try quite a few different teas from Cameron – both the black tea varieties and the Oolong varieties – and it would be difficult to tell you which I prefer. They’ve all been quite lovely.
The beautiful leaves are whole and have been rolled lengthwise to create a lovely, wiry shape when dry. They slowly unfurl to release their flavor. It’s warm and robust and sweet with notes of cacao. Caramel and molasses. Subtle tones of leather and earth. There is a very pleasing texture that is thick and buttery and smooth, but it doesn’t taste buttery like an Oolong or green tea would. It just feels it.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/07/05/taiwan-sun-moon-lake-formosa-black-tea-competition-grade-from-cameron-tea/
I was a little confused by this tea at first (before tasting it) because I’m used to seeing Oriental Beauty Oolong, but Oriental Beauty Black Tea? Different.
A very impressive tea. You can read my full-length review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/05/28/taiwan-beipu-oriental-beauty-black-tea-premium-grade-from-cameron-tea/
It has similarities to an Oriental Beauty Oolong: it’s buttery, smooth, with a soft mouthfeel. But the flavor is well-rounded and fuller, like a black tea. Sweet, honey-esque, notes of molasses, stone fruit, and mere hints (whispers!) of floral notes.
A really lovely tea!
Have I mentioned lately how much I love Cameron Tea? They have only a select few teas, but the teas that they do have are AMAZING.
This Ruby Black is a delightfully aromatic tea with notes of leather and spice.
And it tastes amazing: Caramel, cacao, malt … earthy, gentle spice notes. The aftertaste has a mild minty note.
A very rich and satisfying tea. This would be a good “first cuppa” type tea because it has a strong flavor that I look for in my first cup of the day. I really like this one, please read my full-length review to check out my gushing praise of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/05/17/taiwan-sun-moon-lake-ruby-black-tea-premium-grade-from-cameron-tea/
I love, LOVE, love Cameron Tea. This company has some exceptional Taiwanese teas.
I can’t remember ever having a “Sun Moon Lake Assam” before, I’ve had Sun Moon Lake, and I’ve had Assam … but I don’t think I’ve had an Assam tea from Sun Moon Lake before. I was a little confused by it because Assam generally means Indian tea … so I guess this is called an Assam because it’s from the Assamica variety of the Camellia Sinensis?
Despite my confusion, this is a LOVELY tea. It’s not quite as “Assam-ish” as I might have expected, since when I think of Assam, I think bold, rich, malty, and sometimes bitter. This tastes more like the Sun Moon Lake than an Assam. Sweet, lighter in body than a typical Assam, but with notes that remind me of Assam. This is a pleasant harmony of both teas: malty notes, honeyed caramel, cacao, earth and leather.
A warm and cozy kind of tea for the mornings when you don’t have to kick it into gear right away, you have time to lounge around in your bunny slippers and fluffy robe and enjoy a lovely cuppa.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/05/10/taiwan-sun-moon-lake-assam-black-tea-competition-grade-from-cameron-tea/
Excellent quality tea with MEGA leaf size! Oh, and this is the premium grade version of Taiwan Alishan High mountain (there is also a competition grade available that is slightly roasted).
This oolong is silky buttery with moderate floral notes (buttercup) nicely balanced with a honey sweetness. Very fresh, crisp and clear tasting with no grassy notes, as well as not dry or bitter. A great oolong to treat yourself with!
Full review (pics of the mega leaf!) at my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/premium-grade-taiwan-alishan-high-mountain-oolong-cameron-tea-oolong-owl-tea-review/
Yay! Alishan! I love Alishan Oolong! There are few teas that make me happier than AliShan Oolongs.
Sweet, floral scent with hints of fruit. A sweet, creamy, luscious flavor. I infused this five times and combined all five infusions in my Yi Xing mug that is designated for AliShan Oolong teas. The flavor is sweet and honey-esque with roasted nut tones in the background. Crisp floral notes, fruity, buttery.
A really awesome AliShan! Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/05/03/taiwan-alishan-high-mountain-oolong-tea-competition-grade-from-cameron-tea/
I usually try flavored tea, so this is a bit different for me when it’s just the natural flavor of the tea. I was making some in my timolino this AM, and I almost couldn’t put the leaves in the brew basket because the leaves were so long! So this brew may not be ideal, but it’s a very rich, layered tea. It’s not at all bitter and it’s a nice full, satisfying tea. Perfect for this blustery, windy day.