lovely. a bit tart, gorgeous color, great flavor. it is snowing outside, NPR is asking for money (rightly so) and this cup is perfect. thanks art of tea!
“lovely. a bit tart, gorgeous color, great flavor. it is snowing outside, NPR is asking for money (rightly so) and this cup is perfect. thanks art of tea!” Read full tasting note
“May Flowers! Another of my very old Art of Tea samplers I’ve been meaning to finish off, and since I made a quart of iced tea out of this, this is a sipdown! I bought this because I had the most...” Read full tasting note
“More Plum than Oolong. But that is what i like. Light tea.” Read full tasting note
Succulent schizandra berries and sweet amber oolong leaves blended with the tender essence of plum. Steeped multiple times, the gentle, sweet taste and pleasant characters of this sublime organic fusion perfectly grace any meal.
This tea has been discontinued.
Origin: Art of Tea Blend
Caffeine Content: Medium
Tasting Notes: Tart, Fruity, Full
Ingredients: Organic Schizandra Berries, Organic Oolong Tea, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Rosehips, Natural Flavors
Water Temperature: 195-206 F degrees
Steep Time: 3-5 minutes
Suggested Serving Size: 1 tsp/8oz
Art of Tea is a tea importer and wholesaler based in Los Angeles, California. We hand blend and custom craft the world’s finest organic teas and botanicals. Our teas are carefully selected directly from growers, each one offering a unique story.
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May Flowers! Another of my very old Art of Tea samplers I’ve been meaning to finish off, and since I made a quart of iced tea out of this, this is a sipdown!
I bought this because I had the most lovely Plum Oolong at a teashop called Shangri La in Boise, Idaho, once, but it is obvious that this tea was not their source; it tastes nothing like the tea I had in that shop. I’m pretty disappointed with it. The base just… doesn’t really have much oolong, if I’m to be honest, so it comes across a lot more to me as a hibi-hip tea with lots of schizandra berries in it. Which is fine… if I wanted a fruity hibi-hip tea. But I wanted a plum-flavored oolong. I get maybe some hints of a somewhat roasted earthiness from oolong leaves, but honestly… it just doesn’t seem to do a whole lot. There is a slightly sweet-tart fruity berry flavor to the tea, but honestly the flavor I’m getting doesn’t really make me think of plums much at all. The overall impression I get? A really watered down cough syrup.
I won’t miss this one. Alas, my search for a good plum oolong continues…
Flavors: Berry, Earth, Medicinal, Roasted, Sweet, Tart