Mainland China Oolong from McNulty’s

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  McNulty’s

Company Description:

The website doesn’t have a description of this tea – actually, I don’t find this tea anywhere on their website.

Taster’s Review:

I received a bit of this tea from my SororiTea Sister, Jennifer (aka TeaEqualsBliss), and I am so happy to have this opportunity to try it.  It’s a remarkably complex and delicious Oolong tea.

The leaves are dark, indicating a long oxidation period.  They brew a medium to dark amber colored liquor with a nutty aroma.

The flavor possesses a chestnut flavor that is highlighted with sweet, honey-like tones.  There is a deep, fruity quality to this as well – I taste peach!

Like other high quality Oolongs, these leaves can be infused multiple times.  Each infusion is quite flavorful – the first and second infusions are a little more nutty, and with the third and fourth, I noticed that the fruit notes came out a little more.  There was even a hint of smokiness in the third and fourth infusion.  With the fifth and sixth infusion, I could taste notes of spice and the honey flavor became a little more distinct.

To get the most out of this tea, I recommend enjoying it as a hot beverage.  It is still delicious as an iced tea, however, much of the intriguing complexity is lost as it cools.

This is truly an amazing Oolong!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: