To quote this company’s website: “Tea Crowns story began as a result of finding a passion and chance circumstances that Blanca and Viktor had over a span of four years in Taiwan. After they met in 2015, Viktor did an internship at a company where his mentor on one occasion gave him a pack of tea. Until then, they didn’t know much about Taiwanese teas and neither had any interest in it. Still, the tea was so good that drinking tea became their daily routine. The passion for tea was born and ever since they have been diving deeper into the world of tea.” Now, let’s discover a honey oolong from their tea collection.
– TEA INFORMATION –
Origin: Lugu, Nantou, Taiwan
Ingredients: Oolong tea
Water Temperature: 95 degrees Celsius
Steep Time: 30 seconds – 1 minute
– APPEARANCE+AROMA –
Dry Leaf: tightly rolled, marbled green and brown, light roasted notes
Wet Leaf: dark brown, some green with a toasty aroma, and hints of cinnamon
Liquor: golden, delicate rose fragrance
First Sip Thought: “Ice wine!”
Tasting Notes: I fell in love with this tea from the first sip. The smooth and round texture opens with notes of juicy red apples. There is an obvious natural, sweet honey flavour throughout the sips with this oolong but my favourite is definitely the fruity background it provides. To explain my first sip thought, the fruity background continues with red apples, but also crisp, muscat grape bites that made me compare this honey oolong to ice wine. As the steeps go on, the tea becomes much sweeter and the fruit essences are remarkably persistent. The finish carries a light aftertaste of toasted almonds. There is very little to no astringency with this tea. As you may be able to tell from my journal writings, I put what was left from the leaves into the fridge for a cold brew tomorrow morning!
*Interested in this tea? You can find it online here.