My first cup of contest-won tea, brewed in Joey Roth’s incredible Sorapot.
“My first cup of contest-won tea, brewed in Joey Roth’s incredible Sorapot.” Read full tasting note
“Like Brian wrote, I agree that the peach flavor is delicate, doesn’t overwhelm, and lingers in your senses for awhile between sips and afterward – in a very pleasant way. I drank my first cup...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown no. 38 of 2016 (no. 249 total). As I predicted, this ended up dominating the cold tea category for the last few steepings. It’s tasty enough cold, and since I didn’t find it interesting...” Read full tasting note
“I’m not a peach anything fan, but I am a fan of Formosa Oolong so I gave this a try. I liked it quite a bit. Very smooth, with just a bit of peach flavor.” Read full tasting note
A deep, dark Formosa Oolong tea from Taiwan sweetened with peach pieces and sunflowers.
8 oz water (212F) | 2 tsp loose tea | steep 3 minutes
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Like Brian wrote, I agree that the peach flavor is delicate, doesn’t overwhelm, and lingers in your senses for awhile between sips and afterward – in a very pleasant way. I drank my first cup yesterday and I’m drinking another cup today as I write this. I could drink this tea on a regular basis and enjoy it immensely.
This Peachy Oolong arrived as one of two teas with my first Tavalon Tea of the Month subscription. I’m so glad to have gotten this one, and I’ll definitely drink it often and purchase it again.
Sipdown no. 38 of 2016 (no. 249 total).
As I predicted, this ended up dominating the cold tea category for the last few steepings. It’s tasty enough cold, and since I didn’t find it interesting enough as an oolong to work with over multiple steeps, it suited the purpose well.
The last batch is now doing its cold brew thing in the fridge. I was a couple of spoons short so I added two spoons of Kusmi darjeeling to round it out. Wonder what that will do.
I tried this tea at the recommended steep time, amount, and at 25 degrees bellow the recommended water temperature on the jar. I would usually only do 1 tbs of oolong per 8 oz of water but I figured that maybe for this particular tea it needed a higher amount for a stronger flavor. As far as taste, in the conditions I prepared the tea, I felt like the tea had a very nice aftertaste. It was a little bitter and smokey but in a good way. The peach comes in smoothly at the end. I feel like 220 degrees F (the recommended temp for this Tavalon tea) is a little too much for any tea, I fear burning the leaves. 195 degrees F was just right, next time I may prepare it at 1 tbs per 8 oz.
The peach flavor is delicate, it doesn’t overwhelm. The taste lingers in your mouth for a while between sips which is nice. The roasted oolong comes through slightly.
Tavalon’s recommended 2 tsp, 3 min, 8oz is a tad light tasting to me. I use about 2 heaping tsp w/ 6oz water.
Overall, it’s a decent mildly flavored oolong that’s a nice change of pace every now and then.