Heritage Honey Oolong

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Oolong Tea
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190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “Good Lord Almighty this is delicious! I am So happy I made an order with this company! Thick, rich, PEACHY – and not hard to find the peach notes at all! An absolutely pristine cup of oolong...” Read full tasting note
  • “I am just getting started today with this tea from Nicole. Half a cup in and I can tell you I love this. A light oolong that is not, so far, heavily floral (though I don’t mind if it becomes more...” Read full tasting note
  • “This was a tea I had bought during the black Friday sales. I left it vacuum packed in a box under my desk since my usual cupboard didn’t have room for more tea at the moment. I vowed that I...” Read full tasting note
  • “So much tea. So little money in my bank account. Can you say, shouldn’t have bought enough stuff to make lip balm forever? Cries. But at least I can just live off tea I guess until I get the rest...” Read full tasting note

From The Mountain Tea co

This oolong was picked at an altitude of 1300m above sea level. Smooth and sweet with notes of peach, citrus, and sugarcane.
Origin: Nantou, Taiwan

Water: 6 oz.; 195-205°F
Suggested Serving Size: 5 grams
Steep Time: 2 min. 30 sec.

Brewing Instructions
Steep 5 grams at 200 degrees for 2 minutes 30 seconds on the initial brew, drop down to 1 minute on the second brew, and increase in increments of 30 seconds for subsequent brews. For lighter infusions, use hotter water and half the brew time.
For a more floral tea, use more leaves and increase steep time.

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26 Tasting Notes

807 tasting notes

Good Lord Almighty this is delicious!
I am So happy I made an order with this company!
Thick, rich, PEACHY – and not hard to find the peach notes at all!
An absolutely pristine cup of oolong that any oolong lover should get to try!
Not bad pricing at this site either!
This one is under the clearance section.
Full review will be on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on the 15th


Sounds delectable! I love peachy oolongs.

Daisy Chubb

ee that’s excited Azz, are you a sister now? :D I check that blog every day, how did I miss that haha


Indeed! My first post only went up last night at 6 EST – I will have that time slot every evening – hope you enjoy the reviews!! :)


Mercuryhime, this is the peachiest oolong (naturally flavored) that I have ever tasted and perhaps even more peachy than those with additives! :)

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Yes, congrats that’s great :)


Sounds perfect! Also, awesome that you joined the sorority!


Thanks so much !! :)


Hello, next order… :)


I can’t wait to order more of their teas as well. This was my first order with them – a trail run – so far I am SO pleased!


I’ve been spying on them for a while now since I’m obsessed with oolongs, but some other tea orders demanded attention first…dang it Verdant…


Well Verdant certainly is not a bad way to go :)
But yeah this is my new focus since I love oolongs also. At least now you know its worth getting a decent order from them. :)


Exactly! I’m excited. :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:D just got some! Excited!


Woo hooo! I need to have some of this now :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:) I also ordered some dark roasted tieguanyin. I’ve not had a roasted oolong before as far as I know so that’ll be fun! :)


I am trying to recall what I have from them – I think three of their teas total maybe four. Honestly I have been stuck in this one position since I got home from the mall with my 17 year old daughter. I think I am going to die in this same place. I am EXHAUSTED – and not even tea can perk me up at this point. 6 hours at the mall is too much for me. lol
I don’t know if I have this one or not and my cupboard on here is by no means up to date.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Ohhh man…shopping IS exhausting! Luckily I don’t have a 17 year old daughter and can do my shopping from my computer instead! haha :P


LOL on a good note – we got about 200 of stuff for about 50 – she is a sale goddess!

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1719 tasting notes

I am just getting started today with this tea from Nicole. Half a cup in and I can tell you I love this. A light oolong that is not, so far, heavily floral (though I don’t mind if it becomes more floral). It has a sweetness to it, there are citrus notes, and I taste cinnamon faintly. I am not getting the peach notes yet but I just started. Very good!

I cruised over to Mountain Teas website and found this in the clearance section. It is $10/5oz! I have no idea what shipping rates are as I can’t tell where this ships from and the site doesn’t allow me to check rates. Anyway for those interested this could be the deal of the week.


I am three mugs into this now. On the second I could taste peach like notes late into the sip and early aftertaste. The floral notes linger long. The third mug is fresh, gentle, and green with more what I consider typical oolong qualities. Each cup is different and all of them have been really good.


The shipping didn’t spook me so I’m thinking it was US that it ships from.


I went and investigated. For multiple types of orders that I put in, shipping was a simple 3$. If I didn’t have other obligations and places for my money (and a million teas I haven’t finished…) it’d be very easy to convince myself to buy more from here. :)


I got that tea on clearance too, sadly it failed to reproduce anything in the cup. The leaf smells nice, milky and fragrant, but the liquor is next to tasteless, with only hints of flat greens.


kOmpir – what a shame. This was so good. Do you ever add a touch of sweetener? That might bring it to life.


No, I don’t add any kind sweetener to my cup… OK, maybe if I overdo my black (like 6-10 minutes), I add some milk or sugar. Regarding this tea, they refunded me after I presented the issue. I really tried everything, different water/leaf ratio, different temperature, even tried cold brewing it… it was hopeless.


At least it is good to know they stand behind their product.

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525 tasting notes

This was a tea I had bought during the black Friday sales. I left it vacuum packed in a box under my desk since my usual cupboard didn’t have room for more tea at the moment. I vowed that I wouldn’t open new packages of tea (except samples :p) until I made more room. Well, my dogs had other ideas.
Husband and I went out to dinner with friends and came home to find a pair of furry escapees waiting for us at the door and a pile of vomited tea leaves. They found the tea under my desk and chose this one to rip open and gorge on until sick. Genius. I’ve got to say though, best smelling pile of vomit ever. So floral and sweet smelling. Too gross? haha

Thankfully, pup was fine, and I got to have some new tea. Weee! While this is a very tasty oolong, I wouldn’t say it’s particularly honey tasting. Very creamy and milky. Nectary stone fruits. Fresh and green and summery. Delicious. Subsequent steeps are vegetal like steamed greens. Still smooth and milky. Not much honey. Am I missing something? Maybe I should try again when I haven’t just had banana spice waffles for breakfast.


Oh man! Glad they didn’t eat all of it….!


Yeah, they’re too tiny too consumed all 5 oz of tea, thankfully. :)

Josie Jade

Our greyhound is constantly getting into the trash and pulling things off of the counter to eat. She too has tried tea leaves (a Mangattan Earl Grey blend) but obviously didn’t care for it and left the ripped open bag for me to clean up. Glad your pup is ok!

Autumn Hearth

Yikes. I got a very late astringent honey taste at the end of this.

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1220 tasting notes

So much tea. So little money in my bank account. Can you say, shouldn’t have bought enough stuff to make lip balm forever? Cries.

But at least I can just live off tea I guess until I get the rest of my money in two months. Or maybe this sampler box that goes on sale tomorrow will bring something in, because it is now slooooooow online at least.

I am so so so so so so glad I got up this morning for Formula 1. IT WAS THE BEST RACE. I just have to gush somewhere. My favorite driver had to start from the pit lane, and he worked his way up the field not once but TWICE and managed to take third place and keep his lead in the championship.

My second favorite driver won, the two of them are best buddies, so it was awesome. The only thing is, the race was in Abu Dhabi so there was no champagne on the podium…instead there was fizzy rosewater. Here is a priceless reaction from the guy who got second place: http://www.abload.de/img/untitled-1o2qfr.gif

Now this tea!

Being that this is the kind of tea I got a yixing pot for, I decided to make it in there. I had to modify the brewing instructions a bit. I used 7 grams of leaf.

First steep, about a minute: I could probably have gone just a slight bit longer on this one, but it’s delicious as is. It’s smooth, sweet, and a little fruity and floral, with just the right touch of cream and pepper. It’s not as creamy as a milk oolong, but it’s not too far off. It’s like one with added fruit.

At this point I’m not getting peach but we’ve only just begun.

Second steep: Now I am getting peach, but I think my choice of steeping this tea gives me far more floral notes than peach notes. And that is okay, because this is a super tasty oolong. And given it’s $2 an ounce, you SERIOUSLY cannot do much better than this, I’d think.

Third steep: I think I like this one the most! It tastes pretty similar to the second, but it seems to have more fruitiness to it.


I love this tea – great choice for your yixing!


Have you read “The Art of Racing in the Rain”? Excellent book!


Oh gosh yes! My mom gave me it to read one time when I was visiting and I stayed up until 4am to read it entirely that night.

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557 tasting notes

I decided to have this one after seeing someone else had it today as a rainy day oolong, I waited for the rain to stop actually and I turned on the music to cheer myself up and I brewed this one up Gangnam Style, thats when you put on a fancy shirt and hat and dance the horsey dance while trying to make tea and you get water everywhere, ya get a little wet but its fun, wet outside wet inside. Really good tea sweet and delicious with peachy or apricot notes, slight floral tones and just intense yummy flavor, really good tea, If ya drink it from a small cup and have a long tongue you can lick whats left from the bottom of the cup mmmmm it’s really good like that too :) Thanks Azzrian!!!


OK where’s the video?!

Invader Zim

I went and watched it after reading this review myself!

Tommy Toadman

that would have been a crazy video, me dancing around sucking the bottom of a teacup lol


LOL! I can just see it! :)

Tommy Toadman

it was fun it cheered me up some:) sometimes ya got to entertain yourself ya know

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576 tasting notes

Thanks to Azzarian for this gem! Another tea added to my shopping list.

This is fruity and floral – a unique flavor profile for an oolong. I taste honeyed peach and bright citrus, with a delicate floral hint. The brewed cuppa smells divine as well.

I don’t have a lot of experience with oolongs personally so I apologize for the brevity of this review. Maybe I should say this tea leaves me speechless! :)

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323 tasting notes

Another delicious sample from Azzrian!

Rainy days are oolong days. This one is deliciously sweet, but still tastes natural and oolongy :)

Brewed Western style, 2tsp/16ish ounces.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Tommy Toadman

I’m glad I’m not the only who feels Rainy Days are Oolong days, I was just looking out at the rain trying to decide which tea to have, this one is a great rainy day Oolong, I think I’ll have some now myself. Thanks Azzrian for sharing this tea with both of us :)

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790 tasting notes

Mmmm…. creamy, lightly citrusy background notes and a most definite presence of honey. This is a light oolong, which puts it solidly in my “like” category.

Brewed up a pot for Tea Club at work on Friday after our office holiday lunch. Figured we could all use something a bit light to round out the afternoon. It went over well. I only wish we’d had time to try a 2nd steep. I’m glad I went with a larger package of it on Black Friday even though I had not tried it before.

I did steep it for much longer than recommended and it was still very tasty, so perhaps that means this is a forgiving tea. :)

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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1379 tasting notes

There is something about honey at the moment that I am really loving, especially something that is tea based. A new strange craving it would seem.

In raw form the Oolong balls are mixed in size (from roughly 2mm – 5mm) and consist of dark green, dark brown and medium green colours. They have a wonderful gleam to them. They have a mildly sweet and green floral peony scent, not quite as honeyed as I imagined but there is a hint of it in there.

Preparation –
Water: 8 oz – Roughly 200ml
Serving Size: 7 grams
Steep Time: First Steep – 2 minute 30 seconds, Second Steep – 1 minute, Third Steep – 1 minute 30 seconds

First Steep – The tea is light yellow with a mildly sweet, floral and vegetal aroma. Very nice but still not really recognisable as being honeyed. Flavour is smooth and buttered with essences of mild sweet honey, peony, mineral green kale and light fruit. Almost like kale toasted in butter and honey and served with fresh sweet flowers and chunks of peach and apricot. Overall strength is very pleasing but perhaps a little dry in the after taste and somewhat perfumed.

Second Steep – This steep is more honeyed and light than the first one. It’s also much less mineral but the smooth butteryness is still present. This is more of what I was expecting from this tea, it’s completely changed. Also more peachy like too. Super delicious!

Third Steep – Sweeter and more floral for this steep. Still smooth and honeyed with good amounts of butter left. It’s perhaps not as sweet or smooth as the second steep but it has matched it in beauty.

Overall – This Oolong blossoms from being a lovely duckling into a beautiful swan before your very taste buds. It may have not appeared to contain honey at first but it gets sweeter and lighter the more you steep it almost as if to say “Hello here I am”. If honey is not your thing then this also has elements of fruit, flowers, mineral veg and butter which should please any Oolong drinker.

I would love to have more of this in my collection for those special warm evenings. :)

200 °F / 93 °C

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358 tasting notes

Another sample pulled from the never-ending tea drawer. This is a pretty little tea, with small clusters of green tea leaves. The tea leaves smell very lightly of sweet fruit, and the tea liquor has an earthy aroma with a hint of peach and honey. The flavor is very lightly sweet. There is a peach finish with a soft aftertaste of citrus and honey. All of the flavors are very light, and it’s a very sweet tea on it’s own. I did add a little sweetener, which brought out some more of the fruity notes. While I am enjoying this cup, I will probably finish of the little bit that I have but not order any more. It is very refreshing since it is such a lightly flavored tea. Thank you, Nicole, for this sample!

-Dry blend has small clusters of rolled green tea leaves.
-Dry leaves smell lightly fruity and sweet. Tea liquor aroma is earthy with a hint of peach and honey.
-Tea liquor is a clear medium yellow color.
-Lightly sweet flavor with a peach finish. Soft aftertaste of citrus and honey.
-Best with sweetener.
-Good tea. Very lightly flavored. Naturally sweet.

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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