Last night I was watching preseason football – Houston was losing to Dallas in the second quarter, and sipping on a cup of tea. Is that an oxymoron? Perhaps… but most days after arriving home from work I find myself unable to sit down and relax until dinner is served. And then it is back to “work” around the house. Thus when I simply could not wait one more minute to steep and enjoy a coveted cup of tea, I found myself in front of the television, cuppa tea in hand. My choice… Tankha, a single estate oolong tea.
Composition: Indian oolong tea from the Phoobsering Estate in Darjeeling, India
Dry Visual: A beautiful palette of greens, tans and browns – woodsy in every sense of the word.
Dry Aroma: A light woodsy smell.
Flavor: Crisp and clean as with most high quality oolongs with a slightly floral taste. An excellent tea, Tankha is naturally sweet and does not require the addition of any sweetener. Of course I did sample with a little, “Sugar In the Raw” after my initial tasting. However my preference is to enjoy without.
Liquor: A beautiful amber hue with gold tones.
Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time is 3 minutes. I brewed for the recommended 3 minutes.
Manufacturer: The Simple Leaf
If you enjoy a good oolong, you will enjoy Tankha. Sometimes it is nice to simply enjoy the taste of tea – no added flavors or ingredients added to the dry leaves. Additionally, without milk or even sugar added to the liquor. If you have enjoyed Tankha, stop by and let me know. I would love to hear your thoughts. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!