Purple Sunset Oolong

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Oolong Tea
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Coriander, Honeysuckle, Lavender, Roasted Nuts, Sweet, Toasted, Apricot, Honey, Plum, Berries, Flowers, Wood, Cream
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170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 45 sec 3 g 7 oz / 201 ml

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Our premium Purple Sunset Oolong is skillfully hand-rolled with leaves from the purple tea varietal and is semi-oxidized. This varietal was propagated by grafting and cutting as opposed to seeding. This particular varietal is known as TRFK 306/1 and is rich in anthocyanin (a flavonoid), which pigments the leaves a purplish hue. Our Purple Sunset Oolong originates from the Mount Kenya tea region in Kenya. Tea is grown at 5,000 to 7,000 feet above sea level in this region, where the soil is rich with minerals. This complex tea has plum, cinnamon, cherry, oak, and citrus notes with an apricot finish. Our Purple Sunset Oolong has a wonderful sweetness that lingers long after each sip.

Ingredients: Purple Kenyan Oolong Tea

Recommended Brew Time: 3 minutes
Recommended Amount: 1 1/2 teaspoons of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 170 F

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34 Tasting Notes

15049 tasting notes

oooooh eeeeeee yeaaah! this is fantastically interesting! :) if you’re following me, you know my oolong thoughts.

this? this is a delicious cup of fruity, plum, cherry, sweet goodness. It’s..different.there’s a base note in this that is decidedly NOT fruity but helps to pull it all together. seriously…this is just a fun tea to be drinking right now..and so very unexpectedly different. neat!

Roswell Strange

Sounds really good!


it’s tasty! and not much like an oolong (well the variety that i don’t like anyway heh)


Interesting! I opted not to get this last time but soon..ish.


Me too, I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like but I’ll take the plunge next time I order.

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3294 tasting notes

After a breakfast of eggs Benedict over asparagus, (Yes, I make a killer hollandaise, just in case you were wondering), my friend & I sat out on the front porch, sharing a pot of this oolong. Maybe I should have used more leaf? It was kind of light, & not as sweet as I remembered, but still pleasant to drink. Its been pleasantly cool in St. Louis this morning, cool & damn, due to the crazy storms we had here last night. Perfect weather for holding a hot cup of tea in your hands, relaxing on the front porch, & sipping to your heart’s content.


I want to have breakfast with you Terri ! Oolong and eggs Benedict over asparagus…mmmmm but after the storms…

Terri HarpLady

Come visit St. Louis! My son Drew is study French, so he can practice having conversation with you while I cook :)

Terri HarpLady

I still hope to eventually open a bed & breakfast here, once my kids get out of college & move out…


sure I need to see St Louis…I unfortunately only visited New York in the USA…Still have a lot of other towns and places to see

Lariel of Lórien

I’ve flown into St. Louis a lot. So the air port is alright. They also have that cool arch.


Hollandaise recipe please….

Terri HarpLady

As you wish, MrM. I don’t really measure anything…
4 egg yolks (do whatever you want with the whites…you can make meringues!)
juice of half a lemon, or more to taste
pinch each of salt, cayenne, & white pepper
A couple of Tb of butter, Ghee, coconut oil, or other buttery type of substance…
I used this today, & it was very tasty https://store.nutiva.com/buttery-spread

Whisk that stuff together until smooth in the top of a double boiler, start heating the water underneath, & have the following things close by:
some more buttery stuff of your choice
very hot water
optional: dill, garlic granules, capers, or other flavorings you like

so the water is getting hot, you’re just gonna slowly whisk the egg yolk mixture. I don’t have any real measurements to offer…I usually add another spoon of ‘butter’, then as things start to thicken a little, add a little (like a TB) of the hot water. Keep whisking. Maybe add a little more butter, then water, until you like the thickness of it. Turn off the heat, remove from heat, taste, & make any final additions: a little more lemon, salt, etc. We like a mix of dill weed, garlic, & sometimes capers.
I think this is the recipe I originally started out with:
If you have leftovers (highly unlikely), use it as Mayo.
Also, don’t get any of this on your forehead, or you might lick your brains out!


Your breakfasts always sound so delicious!!
That buttery spread looks good too – I’ve never seen it before.

Terri HarpLady

Thanks! :)
I think it’s pretty new, I just noticed it the other day.

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464 tasting notes

Plum-like, crisp-tasting oolong with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Full-bodied, but still maintaining a light, spring-like freshness. I enjoyed about 5 or 6 short steeps of this this morning. I love the purplish hint to this tea! :-)

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523 tasting notes

You’d think by now I’d stop buying non-roasty dark oolongs. I generally don’t like them. But sometimes I just can’t turn down a catchy name.

This one has the familiar heavy apricot or honey sweetness that I dislike, but with the addition of a nutty undertone.

I’m not rating this one because the problem here is me, not the tea :p

170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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116 tasting notes

This is plum-y!! I love it, it’s sweet and very tasty.

170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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257 tasting notes

Sweet warming scent. Wow,,,this is a completely different Oolong.
It is very berry-tasting. Like a warm berry medley dessert with apples. It is very smooth with a note of cream.
I like this tea and the other Kenyan tea I have tried so far!!! They are really putting a different spin on tea and it’s fun!!! Very unique and delicious!!

Thank u to Terri Harplady for this sample!!

Flavors: Berries, Cream

170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I really enjoy this oolong. I definitely get the woody flavours as well as a deep fruit flavour. tasty!

170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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6106 tasting notes

Drat. Another unrated Butiki. Which is odd, because it says it makes 7 cups, and it’s nearly gone… but I don’t remember drinking it much. Anyways. It was a pleasant enough darker oolong. Kind of sweet, not a classic dark oolong for flavour (i.e. not particularly toasty/roasty). Not astringent, either, though I was anticipating that because of the other Butiki purple tea I had lately, which IIRC is very touchy.

I’ll try and write something better on this next time.

Unrelated, I believe it’s the base to… one of the plum teas I enjoy, as well. It does seem like it would make a nice base for a flavoured tea.

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333 tasting notes

This was mild, and not super oolong-y. It was medium-dark and had a sour note I didn’t really care for, but which I did find somewhat reminiscent of plum skin. It was okay, but not great.

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1234 tasting notes

Thank you Inkling for this sample! I’m learning much! Well drat. The water wasn’t nearly as warm as I thought it was, more like luke-warm. As I dive more into the world of oolong I am finding it interesting that oolongs can be like green or black and sometimes something completely unique like milk oolong. This one is definitely closer to the black side. A darker brown color. Earthy and woodsy notes. I’m not going to rate this simply because I’m not a huge fan of plain black tea, which this reminds me of.

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