Backlogging – I had this yesterday morning so I’m just going off my notes. The dry leaf had loads of apple pieces and the pink peppercorns look so pretty, with the scent mainly mild black tea with perhaps a hint of apple. The steeped tea followed in the same vein as the dry scent – black tea with a little apple. The first few sips were just black tea with a strong apple aftertaste but after cooloing a little bit, I could taste sweet apple, tart berries, hibiscus, and peppercorn.
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Thanks to MoonTea for this one!
This is really, really good. I was a little nervous seeing hibiscus in the ingredients list, but this is definitely a blend where it is used responsibly. Anyway, it was a hot day yesterday, so I decided to make this iced, though I did sneak a sip hot (good hot – the apple and goji berries came through on top and added a lovely juiciness to the tea) but iced is when this tea really shines. The flavours really pop, especially the pink peppercorns, which made the blend a real winner (apart from chais, I have never been able to taste the peppercorns in a tea before). I’m so glad MoonTea sent me a whole ounce of this!
Thank you to Moonrise Tea for letting me try this!
The dry leaf was nice – sort of warm and comforting. The liqour was a brilliant golden colour and smelled very good. The taste is very interesting – I get warm, fruity notes and then at the very end of the sip, a slightly woody, bitter note which oddly is quite refreshing.
Second steep just as good, though I get less of the fruit and more of the woody notes.
This oolong teas’ leaves are slender and more of a brown and white mixture than some of the greener or blacker oolongs I’ve been drinking or late. The aroma is light and sweet.
The leaves brew a wonderful golden liquor piquant with notes of peach and nactarine and hints of honey.
On the tongue the brew is smooth with minor peeks of astringency which never truly surface in any notable way. Light vegetal notes during the early tasting with more stone fruit textures of peach and nectarine through the bulk and finish. This tea doesn’t have much of a tail to speak of. The brewed aroma is very light.
I would recommend this Oolong to oolong fans, those who enjoy fruit flavored teas and milk teas.
I got two steepings today.