From our 2018 12Teas of Christmas Box!
When it came time to do this year's poll, only 2 Oolong teas from our archives were requested as reblends, which didn't offer enough diversity for my liking - so rather than reblend one of the 2 Oolong teas on the poll, I decided to create a new Oolong tea this year.
This tea was inspired by one of my customers who is also a frequent poster on Steepster, who - in one of her posts - mentioned that she'd like to see a fig tea from me. So here it is (and it won't be the last, fig is one of my favorite fruits, I just haven't gotten around with experimenting with fig in tea yet . . . but now that I have, I think I'll keep it up because - YUM!)
So I started with these three ideas in mind: Holiday tea, Oolong tea & Fig tea. I crafted a blend of Oolongs - Ruanzhi, Wuyi and Qingxin cultivars - which I chose because I wanted the Oolong to be a little more fruity and a little less floral. To this lovely Oolong blend, I added some figs. For the holiday element, I added some cinnamon. For the final touch, I added a little honey essence.
Really lovely - this tea. The oolong is smooth and sweet. It has pleasing notes of fruit with just a hint of floral. The fig is well-defined and the honey compliments the fig nicely. The cinnamon is warm and inviting without overwhelming the cup. As I say: really lovely! It's also organic, VEGAN, gluten free & allergen free!
Taster size is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: oolong teas, figs, cinnamon & natural flavors