My first cup of contest-won tea, brewed in Joey Roth’s incredible Sorapot.
Like Brian wrote, I agree that the peach flavor is delicate, doesn’t overwhelm, and lingers in your senses for awhile between sips and afterward – in a very pleasant way. I drank my first cup yesterday and I’m drinking another cup today as I write this. I could drink this tea on a regular basis and enjoy it immensely.
This Peachy Oolong arrived as one of two teas with my first Tavalon Tea of the Month subscription. I’m so glad to have gotten this one, and I’ll definitely drink it often and purchase it again.
I tried this tea at the recommended steep time, amount, and at 25 degrees bellow the recommended water temperature on the jar. I would usually only do 1 tbs of oolong per 8 oz of water but I figured that maybe for this particular tea it needed a higher amount for a stronger flavor. As far as taste, in the conditions I prepared the tea, I felt like the tea had a very nice aftertaste. It was a little bitter and smokey but in a good way. The peach comes in smoothly at the end. I feel like 220 degrees F (the recommended temp for this Tavalon tea) is a little too much for any tea, I fear burning the leaves. 195 degrees F was just right, next time I may prepare it at 1 tbs per 8 oz.
The peach flavor is delicate, it doesn’t overwhelm. The taste lingers in your mouth for a while between sips which is nice. The roasted oolong comes through slightly.
Tavalon’s recommended 2 tsp, 3 min, 8oz is a tad light tasting to me. I use about 2 heaping tsp w/ 6oz water.
Overall, it’s a decent mildly flavored oolong that’s a nice change of pace every now and then.