The Jade Leaf recently launched its new website, and you can now view all the teas and teaware that it stocks and order online. The website is extremely easy to navigate, and The Jade Leaf ships worldwide. In addition to stocking wonderful teas, the owner of The Jade Leaf, Emilio Delpozo, is an extremely talented artist. His teaware is stunning and you can check it out on the website.
Zhen Cong Tie Guan Yin Oolong (spring 2014)
This Tie Guan Yin is my kind of roasted oolong. The tea cups out a pale yellow liquor with floral, honey and roasted aromas and flavours. The roast is light and not overpowering, and gives the liquor an additional layer of complexity. The tea has a slightly dry finish, and the aftertaste is fruity and lingers in the mouth. Numerous infusions (four to six) are possible if preparing the tea gong fu style. I love roasted oolongs and would highly recommend this tea!
Retail price: 2oz for $16.43 / 4oz for $28.86 / 8oz for $57.73
Qi Lai Shan was grown at 2050 meters. It is a great representation of the best that Taiwanese high grown green oolongs can offer. The liquor is light to medium-bodied. It is, however, packed with buttery and floral aromas and flavours. The liquor is smooth, and it has a clean, long-lasting aftertaste. Green oolong drinkers will not be disappointed by the quality or flavour and aroma complexity in this tea.
Retail price: 2oz for $19.48 / 4oz for £34.95 / 8oz for $65.90