I am sure many of you have begun to think… “when will Tea Escapade publish another tea review?” I have been so enamored with my trip to The World Tea Expo that many of my recent posts, okay all of my recent posts, have focused on my first experience at this event. Well rest assured, I have not forgotten about my readers who visit Tea Escapade for product and tea reviews. Thus, I promised myself that today would be the day to post a long awaited review. It was truly my pleasure to review Jade Oolong from Mighty Leaf Tea.
Composition: Simply oolong tea from China’s Anxi province
Dry Visual: Very green with a hint of yellow rolled leaves with stems present. Thank you Mighty Leaf Tea for the photograph.
Dry Aroma: Quite floral and fresh.
Flavor: Jade Oolong is simply delicious – although I am partial to oolongs. This oolong begins with a very clean and floral flavor as the dry aroma suggests. Several sips later reveal mild grassy notes in the finish. As the cup cooled, I found Jade Oolong to be very smooth in the mouth with slightly stonger grassy notes. Additionally, I love the fact that Jade Oolong has almost no astringency. There isn’t a hint of bitterness, however, the aftertaste has a subtle dryness. Naturally sweet, Jade Oolong required no sweetener – I fear the flavor profile would be ruined by the introduction of a sweetener.
Liquor: Pale yellow with a light green hue.
Brewing Time: The recommended steeping time for Jade Oolong is 3 – 5 minutes in boiling water. I steeped for 3 minutes as recommended for the first infusion.
Manufacturer: Mighty Leaf Tea
If you have had an opportunity to try Jade Oolong, please stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!