My latest tea experience was Okayti Darjeeling Autumn Flush Oolong I received as a swap from Jessica of Authori+ea. Thanks Jessica! Sadly, this wonderful tea has been sitting in my tea stash for over a month waiting for me to brew and sample. With great anticipation, I steeped in my new mug from Sur La Table. Yes, the mug I have yet to take pictures of and post – sometimes I move at a snails pace. Not intentionally, just too many things to do. Enough of my ramblings… let’s talk tea.
Composition: According to the packaging, artisan whole leaf black tea blend. This darjeeling tea is grown in the high altitude Himalayan foothills.
Dry Visual: Earthy mix of greens, browns, and tan. The leaves appear to be broken. Thanks Mighty Leaf for the wonderful picture.
Dry Aroma: Slightly woodsy
Flavor: Fantastic! Naturally sweet, I almost ruined the natural flavor by adding a sweetener prior to tasting. Thank goodness I stopped myself! Okayti Darjeeling Autumn Flush Oolong has a light feel in the mouth – very clean with no dryness. If you want to add sweetener you can, but it is not necessary.
Liquor: Deep amber, almost rust.
Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time is 3 – 5 minutes. I decided to brew for 4 minutes.
Manufacturer: Mighty Leaf Tea
Okayti Darjeeling Autumn Flush Oolong is great tea for Oolong drinkers. It was simply delicious and a welcome diversion from the world of flavored teas. If you get a chance to try it, return and comment. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!