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Oo-Mango-Long

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Fruit Oolong Blend
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  • “Thank you for this one, Nicole! Simpson & Vail have some mighty delightful black teas, but this one isn't so mighty delightful. It's good, but not great. The leaves here look like a dark oolong....” Read full tasting note
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The Fujian Province of China is the birthplace for the semi-oxidized Oolong teas. Oolong teas, aka wulong or black dragon, are made from large leaves that are produced in the late Spring. Unlike other types of tea that contain the top leaves and the buds of the bush, oolong teas are large well formed leaves that will sometimes also contain the stem of the bush. Oolongs differ from green, black and white teas by the method of processing and are the most labor intensive tea to produce. Each type of Oolong varies in the percentage of oxidation and the method in which it is processed (some are twisted, tippy leaves, some are cut, some are rolled into small balls).

This tea is a delightful blend of Chinese Oolong tea and mango essence, interspersed with golden petals, and steeps to a light ecru cup with long olive-green leaves. The taste is sweet and refreshing, with a light mango flavor.

Brew tea at 195º – steep for 4 minutes. Try multiple infusions (let the tea steep for approximately 15 seconds longer on each subsequent infusion).

Ingredients: China Oolong tea, marigold petals, and mango flavor.

This tea pairs well with pork, chicken, spicy foods, cucumber sandwiches, soft cheeses, and fruit desserts.

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Thank you for this one, Nicole! Simpson & Vail have some mighty delightful black teas, but this one isn’t so mighty delightful. It’s good, but not great. The leaves here look like a dark oolong. I think those are my least favorite teas and a green oolong might have been better with a mango flavor anyway. But this particular oolong melds with the mango flavor and isn’t charcoal-like at all. The mango flavor seems to be one of those mystery fruit flavors that can sometimes be confused for peach or something else (I think I’ve had this flavor in others teas before and it may have been supposedly peach flavored.) Not bad! But I think I’ll go check out the Simpson & Vail website….

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