After a week of drinking green tea, I needed something different to satisfy my palate. So this morning, I reached into my tea stash and pulled out Jade Oolong. As a lover of oolong, I was excited to taste this new tea. I cannot wait to share the experience.
Composition: Oolong tea from Nantou in central Taiwan.
Dry Visual: A mixture of greens – light and dark – giving the appearance of a khaki color. The leaves are rolled gunpowder style – but not quite.
Dry Aroma: Mildly earthy.
Flavor: All I can say is WOW! After drinking green tea for a week, drinking a cup of oolong was refreshing. Especially Jade Oolong – naturally sweet with both floral and nutty undertones. Each flavor was easily discernible, yet one did not overpower the other. Immediately I was reminded of why oolong is my favorite tea. I found Jade Oolong to be very smooth without the dryness sometimes found in other teas. It was absolutely delicious with no hint of bitterness. Sweetener is completely unnecessary, I fear it would ruin this wonderful cup of tea.
Second infusion – just as flavorful as the first, perhaps a little sweeter. mmm…
Liquor: A light amber color.
Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time 30 seconds to 2 minutes. I brewed for 2 minutes for the first infusion and 4 minutes for the second infusion.
Manufacturer: Pearl Fine Teas
If you love oolong tea and have tasted Jade Oolong I would love to hear about your experience. I am tempted to pull out some of my other favorite oolongs and compare the differences. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!