Tea Review: House Blend Oolong

Tea Name: House Blend Oolong Type: Blend of light-roasted and medium-roasted (floral & roasted mix) Region/Elevation: Taiwan, low elevation Company: The Jasmine Pearl Tea Co. Brewing Style: 1 tsp/8 oz of water, 3 minutes, ~190°F Aroma: Even split of roasted floral scents Appearance: Medium amber gold Taste: Leafy, reminiscent of a warm summer evening under trees with a strong floral note. Aftertaste: Leafy notes fade quickly into the background with floral tastes lingering more and changing slightly as they fade. Flavor is very persistent. … Continue readingTea Review: House Blend Oolong

Tea Review: Shan Lin Xi Premium

Something I’ve wanted to do for some time is review teas, both my personal favorites that I keep in my cupboard and the occasional new tea I experience while out and traveling, as well as the differences between styles of brewing and the occasional piece of teaware. My Instagram account was started with this thought in mind, but I also wanted to add them to the blog for those who weren’t on Instagram or preferred reading about them in greater detail here. With that, enjoy my first tea review! Tea Name: Shan Lin Xi Premium (Winter 2014) Type: Premium GaoShan Cha (high elevation oolong) Region/Elevation: Taiwan, high elevation Company: Beautiful Taiwan Tea Brewing Style: 1 tsp/8 oz of water, 3 minutes, ~190°F Aroma: Lightly floral with notes of freshly wet leaves Appearance: Pale yellow-green Taste: Floral with flavors of fresh green leaves, yet maintaining the semi-fermented flavor present in oolongs. Body is light but full with no bitterness/tannin. Aftertaste: Flavor intensifies briefly before fading, with light floral notes lingering the longest. Aftertaste is persistent. … Continue readingTea Review: Shan Lin Xi Premium