It seems like an eternity since I last posted, even though it was only last week. I have been on vacation, so to speak. First my sister entered into holy matrimony last weekend. The nuptials were beautiful even though the event was held in a scary little Mississippi town called Clarksdale. The wedding was held in a church that shares a pastor with another church who is also the science teacher at the local junior high school. Talk about multi-tasking! Never-the-less, I survived the 10 hour drive talking to the hubby (my hubby), blasting the radio, and of course tasting new teas. On the way to hot and humid Mississippi, I enjoyed two cups of Orchid Temple Oolong.
Composition: Hand-crafted Oolong Tea of the Wuyi Mountains of northern Fujian.
Dry Visual: Very green, the color of the Orchid Temple Oolong reminds me of lush green grass. It is pressed into a ball-like form similar to gunpowder tea.
Dry Aroma: Definitely vegetal. I cannot think of another word to describe this tea.
Flavor: Orchid Temple Oolong has a definite vegetal taste with slightly floral undertones. I was reminded more of a green tea when drinking this very flavorful tea. If my favorite green tea Genmaicha is not available, I would turn to the Orchid Temple Oolong. Containing a natural sweetness, the Orchid Temple Oolong can be enjoyed both with and without sweetener. To satisfy my sweet tooth, I drank half without and the other half with just a dab of honey.
Liquor: A very pale green – depending upon the light is almost yellow.