Exotica: Champagne Oolong Tea

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From Stash Tea Company

“One of the world’s most subtle and expensive teas, exclusively from the island of Formosa. Exotica Champagne Oolong is light and mild, with a fruity, slightly sweet flavor that harmonizes the elements of black and green tea. Its pale gold color is reminiscent of fine Champagne.

Status: Discontinued

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I’m trying to find this tea on Stash’s website with little luck. I wonder if it’s been discontinued.

I got this teabag in a swap, I believe, and only have the one so this is my only shot to see how the tea measures up. So, of course, the first thing I do is oversteep it. Champagne Oolong is described on the tea bag as a ‘pale golden color reminiscent of fine champagne’ but if I were to pick a color I’d say my tea is more of an amber. Oops. I didn’t even leave the tea in the cup too long, no more than 7-8 minutes? The temperature may have been off, I suppose…

I definitely get a fruity note from this tea. It makes me think of a very faint cherry on the first taste, but as I drink more of this blend I’m refining that opinion to something more along the line of a muscat grape. The flavor left on the tongue after swallowing is more of a vegetal/grassy note.

This is a nice tea. I mean, even for a bagged tea it’s got a lot of flavor. (Perhaps because it’s been oversteeped. >_<; ) It wouldn’t rank a favorite but it’s waaaaay better than the usual junk Bigelow tea bags I find at work.

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