One of the most defining and wonderful developments from this year’s World Tea Expo was encountering Zealong. The New Zealand grower-producer-seller of New Zealand Oolong makes a unique and wonderful product.
I used to eat a grapefruit every morning for breakfast. Its sweet tart taste was a perfect wake-up call. The translation from simple puckery fruit to smooth Oolong tea is perfect for this Grapefruit Oolong from Adagio Teas.
I have been on an Oolong kick of late. There’s something I’ve been drawn to. Perhaps it’s the added nuance of changing flavors or maybe it’s the promise of multiple steeps to keep me going. Whatever it is, this Light Roast Iron Buddha Oolong tea from Kokomo Tea sure fits in well.
There’s always a diamond in the rough. A tea that’s very good from a place unexpected. In this case, I’m talking about Teavana’s Six Summits Oolong
Almost all oolong teas come from China or Taiwan. So it’s always a bit neat when you find one from somewhere else. This Himalayan Night from Jun Chiyabari is a Nepalese oolong, and I have to say, I like it.
Wenshan Baozhong. The name just rolls off my tongue. It’s an interesting name. Instantly I know it’s Chinese or Taiwanese. I assume it’s an Oolong for some reason. I’m right. This creamy Oolong from Harney & Sons is a palate pleaser.
Teavana is an interesting conundrum of a tea destination. While their sales practices leave me dissatisfied, I really like the teaware they sell and on occasion I find a tea of theirs I enjoy.
When tea drinkers think of oolongs, we think of Taiwan or Fujian province across the water from it in China. This Japanese styled oolong is certainly a change of pace and well worth a try.
There are times when I need some quick energy. Not being a coffee drinker anymore, tea is where I would prefer to turn. Tea however, doesn’t always provide that quick pick-me-up I need… that’s where ITO EN’s ‘Shots’ come in!
This delicious WuYi Mountain Oolong from Townshend’s Tea located in Portland, Oregon on the West coast of the United States. Aromatic andeasy to drink are the quick terms I’d use here.