As you can tell, I am behind on my posting. Last week was hectic – several nights I worked late and over the weekend the family was out of town. We had a great time, but that left no time to write about the great new teas brewed and tasted last week.
One of the new teas I enjoyed this week was Honeybee. Thanks Authori+ea for another yummy tea.
Composition: Loose leaf Oolong tea from Nepal.
Dry Visual: Brown colored leaves with hints of green.
Dry Aroma: I found it difficult to discern the aroma of this tea. After smelling several times I was struck by the vegetal smell of Honeybee. The honey aroma is faint.
Flavor: Honeybee had a very mild taste with distinct honey undertones. According to the manufacturer, the flavor is described as having gentle honeysuckle notes. You’ll have to be the judge of that. While I could drink without sweetener, the addition of honey significantly enhanced the honey flavor. I would definitely drink again with honey.
Manufacturer: The Simple Leaf
- Honeybee oolong is produced in very small quantities by our dear friend Madan Tamang, at his family’s Meghma Tea Estate.
- Honeybee is a hand-crafted, high-grown oolong tea that is produced using totally traditional organic farming techniques.
- The leaves themselves are hand rolled, covered with cloth and spread out on a table to get partially oxidized.