I’ve never made any big secret about the fact that I prefer loose leaf over the bag – I think most of us here do. So, when this tea was sent to me to review by Buddha Teas, I really had my doubts. Oolong teas just shouldn’t be in a tea bag, they need that room to expand.
But I tried to go into the review with an open mind.
The box says it’s a four seasons Oolong, but I would question that because I’ve had a few four season Oolong teas and they weren’t like this. This reminded me more of a Formosa Oolong. It was toasty and warm with more fruity notes than floral notes. The four seasons Oolong teas that I’m familiar with have always been more floral and vegetal than toasty/warm and fruity.
I thought maybe I steeped it wrong so I got another bag and tried again – and got the same results … this is definitely more like the Formosa Oolongs than the four seasons Oolongs that I’ve known.
It’s still a pretty tasty tea – regardless of ‘name’ and even regardless of the bag. Sure, it’d probably be even better without the bag but it’s pretty good.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/12/13/organic-oolong-tea-from-buddha-teas/