Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tea review - Buddha Teas' Oolong

A few weeks ago, the nice dude in charge of the Buddha Teas social media saw one of my posts on Instagram about tea and asked if I'd be interested in trying their tea for review. Of course, I said yes about as quickly as I could master the urge to type back in all caps.

They sent me Oolong, which, as it happens, is one of my favorite teas of all time, and they sent it even though I forgot to tell them that fact when they asked if there was any tea I particularly liked or didn't--so good job, Buddha Tea peeps!

The tea is certified organic, the company is concerned with holistic health, and they use unbleached tea bags because bleaching leaves dioxins which could be dangerous if they build up enough.

Look how pretty all their packaging is! 

See that little nub on the side of the tag? That's a hole I managed to year in the bag, but that's probably more my clutziness than a flaw in the packaging.

This oolong is so nice. It smells toasty and maybe almost savory when it's dry, sort of the way a good genmaicha does. It brews up warm-brown and mellow, flavorful and toasty without getting bitter or being too bland. It tastes like a perfect middle ground between grassy green and deep black--which is exactly what oolong should be.

I got two brews out of the one tea bag; I might've gotten more if I hadn't broken it, but since I did, I got to see that the tea in the bag is actually recognizable as leaves, not as dust like more ordinary tea! 

All in all, I was super-impressed, and if I can afford it, I'm definitely going to get more from this company!

Now to find somewhere to put it in my shelf...

This was provided for review, but the opinions are mine and honest--I'm just impressed by how nice everyone was.

The website is right here at BuddhaTeas.com--be sure to check them out!

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