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Oolongs aren't oxidized enough to be called black tea, but they are too far oxidized to be called a green tea. Taiwan has the best reputation in Oolong teas.
There are "light" and "dark" oolongs, and Brandy Oolong is on the medium to darker end. Named for its amber-pinkish hue, the aroma of this prepared tea is like walking into a flower shop. The taste includes honey and peaches, and the overall taste might remind you of a black tea, but without any of the dryness, bitterness, or bite that a black tea might possess. This tea does not have the "toasty" notes that most dark oolongs are associated with.
This is a rare varietal of tea plant. Only 250 pounds of this tea were produced this year. The taste, quality, and mouthfeel of this uncut, twisted tea is quite similar to the extraordinarily rare and expensive Ruby 18 tea varietal.
Do not add sweetener to this tea, it will flatten out the flavor and make it ordinary.
Tasting Notes: Peach, Honey, Black Tea
Steep: 1 Tbsp of tea for 8-10 oz water. Water temperature: 185. Steep time 3 minutes or up to 30 minutes. The tea leaves are good for 3 or 4 steepings -- when your mug is empty, reuse the tea leaves to brew some more!
Sweetener: Not recommended
Approximately 12 Tbsp in a 1 ounce package.