REVIEW: What-Cha – Nepal First Flush 2014 Silver Oolong

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Tea and origin: Oolong tea from Greenland Organic Farm, East Nepal
Twitter: @What_Cha_Tea
Facebook: What-Cha
Link to Nepal First Flush Silver Oolong

Tasting notes

Dry leaf: The dry leaf consists of full, twisted leaves that are covered in white hair. It has  a strong aroma of orange blossoms

Infused tea: The tea cups out a very light green liquor. It is not much darker than the cup colour of many white teas. The liquor is medium-bodied, has a silky mouthfeel and very little astringency. I detect strong notes of orange blossoms in the liquor

Infusion tips: Infuse this tea for two to three minutes with 85C water. You will get three to fours infusions. Drink without milk

Comments: I was in Marakesh a few months ago and found that everything from desserts to soaps contained orange blossom oil and/or scent. When I opened the pouch of this tea, and even more so when I tasted the liquor, great memories of Morocco instantly came to mind. I think this tea has an unmistakable aroma and flavour of orange blossoms, and if you like that flavour, it is a tea for you. I know that orange blossom flavour is not everyone’s bag, so bear that in mind if you are thinking about ordering this tea

Retail price: 10 grams for £1.21 / 25 grams for £2.42 / 50 gram for £4.40 / 100 grams for £8.27

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I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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One Response to REVIEW: What-Cha – Nepal First Flush 2014 Silver Oolong

  1. Pingback: REVIEW: What-Cha – Nepal 1st Flush 2014 Clonal Delight Black Tea | teaxplorer

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