Suggestions of different
Oolong Tea to Try...
Is midway between Black and Green Tea in flavor and coloring; giving Oolong Tea both the body and complexity of a Black Tea, with the brightness of a Green Tea. It is semi-oxidized or fermented, before being fired or roasted to stop the oxidization process.
Some examples of Oolong Teas are:
Black Dragon: A delicate, fruity infusion with a light color, that is wonderful served with fresh fruit desserts.
Formosa: Is astringent like Darjeeling, with out any bitterness. “Formosa” is the old Dutch name for Oolong Tea. Adagio has an Ooooh Darjeeling, that is highly rated, or you might like to try their 2 samplers. This would be a great way to introduce yourself to this type of tea, without making an expensive commitment.
- Oolong Sampler: with 4 sample tins for $12. The favorite among this sampler seems to be: Wuyi Ensemble.
- Oolong Savant Sampler: with 4 sample tins for $14. The highest rated Oolong tea, Jasmine #12, seems to be a hands down favorite.
Another great idea for the Oolong Samplers would be to give them as gifts to yourself or another tea-loving friend in a gift basket! The Tea Connoisseur on your gift list would most appreciate your thoughtfulness in this gift.Pouchong:
Rougher than the Formosa, it is still a relatively delicate tea with a very unique bouquet, that makes a good afternoon tea. Pouchong is the least fermented of Oolong teas and is almost green in appearance.
Oolong Teas also come in flavors such as, almond, vanilla and peach. Once you are more familiar with this type of tea, you may want to branch out and experiment a little with the flavored Oolong Teas.
What is your Oolong Tea nirvana?
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