Don’t I get sick of trying out teas that I inevitably will not like, you ask?
Apparently not. I always try to prove myself wrong by trying new things. Sometimes it’s a win, and more often than not, I have to tell myself “I told you so…”
Well, there was a lot of raving about this oolong. In my defense, I am a huge oolong fan. When done well, an oolong is amazing because of its distinct flavor and because of its resteepability. But it has peaches. I don’t like fruity teas. So what wins?!?!
Apparently the oolong lost out big time because I did not like this tea at all. Very similar to my sentiments on the Forbidden Fruit, this oolong falls short of…well, tasting like an oolong.
It has a strong peachy taste to it, that’s almost candied and a bit shocking to my system, to be honest. And while I wait for the oolong taste to kick in, a bit of a nutty aftertaste joins in instead. The oolong tastes weak to me. I’ve played around with the steeping method in terms of time and quantity, but I seem to get the same results.
It tastes like a candied peach tea with a very VERY weak tea-base that’s almost green-tea-esque.
Compared to other oolongs, I probably like this one the least. Doesn’t do anything for me. Even sweetened, I found the peachy flavor to be almost artificial.