Wednesday is Green Tea, White Tea, Rooibos, Oolong and Tisane (Herbal) Review Day!
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove… sounds like the beginnings of a spiced tea… does it not? In this case, it’s the base of “Sweet Oolong Revolution” by the folks at Teavana.
|Blend Name||Sweet Oolong
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Price per Package||$10.80 USD|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
Teavana’s Sweet Oolong Revolution is made of lightly folded and curled brown & black leaves mixed with large pieces of pumpkin, papaya and cloves and brews to a comforting light orange..
This would be great on it’s own… but it doesn’t stop there! Add in cardamom and nutmeg for good measure and you have a blend worthy of being called a Chai but which has so much going on you can’t taste the tea in it.
The aroma is presented with a rich cinnamon and clove and light notes of pumpkin. Just a touch of papaya is hidden inside for a lightly sweet temptation.
The flavor here is primarily of cardamom and clove. While I could gather some pumpkin from the aroma there’s really none of it in the brew, which I find unfortunate. While the pumpkin was nowhere to be found, the papaya remained a subtle but tasty palate pleaser. There’s also some light dryness which I presume is caused by the nutmeg, but I could be wrong.
A great thing about Teavana is that they experiment a lot with flavors. A not-so-great thing about Teavana is also that they experiment with flavors. A lot. This Sweet Oolong Revolution contains a whole bunch of stuff and so it’s a bit busy and difficult to catch any nuance to the beverage.
I would recommend this brew for anyone who likes fruity teas, flavored teas or likes a good experiment. While the flavor isn’t exactly bad, you won’t find many hints of the “tea” inside it.