TEA REVIEWS: Two Wuyi oolongs and one Anhui Province green tea available at PekoeTea

PekoeTea logo Website: PekoeTea
Twitter: @PekoeTea
Facebook: PekoeTea
Instagram: pekoetea_edinburgh
Company location: Edinburgh, Scotland

PekoeTea is a family-run, Edinburgh-based tea and coffee company that sells tea, teaware, coffee and coffeeware both online and in its retail store. PekeoTea sources its teas from small companies and estates and is a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership.

Today I am reviewing two Wuyi oolongs and one Anhui Province green tea that are available for purchase at PekoeTea. To see the extensive collection that PekoeTea stocks, click here.

Bai Ji Guan Oolong Tea

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This Bai Ji Guan link cups out a light golden liquor with a sweet, honeysuckle-like aroma. It is a medium-bodied tea that has a light roasted flavour, but a sweet, honeysuckle-like flavour is most pronounced.

  • Infuse four to five times, using gong fu style (95C degree water and 30-second to 1.5 minute infusions)

Retail price: 20 grams for £19.50

Rou Gui Oolong Tea
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This Rou Gui link cups out a golden liquor that has a spicy aroma. The tea has a good amount of body and a combination of spicy (cinnamon-like) and roasted flavours that are dominate in the first three infusions. The spiciness dissipates after three infusions and you get some florally flavours.

  • Infuse five times, using gong fu style (95C degree water and 30-second to 1 minute infusions)

Retail price: 20 grams for £10.95

Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea
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This Tai Ping Hou Kui link cups out a very pale green liquor with a sweet and floral aroma. The liquor is multi-layered with sweet, floral and slightly smoky flavours. It has a dry finish and long-lasting aftertaste.

  • Infuse three to four times (70 to 75C water and 1.5 to 2.5 minute infusions)

Retail price: 20 grams for £7.95

Final thoughts

It was a real pleasure to try some of PekoeTea’s teas for the first time.

The Wuyi oolongs were top quality, and both offered distinct drinking experiences. I love the sweetness of the Bai Ji Guan and combination of spicy and roasted notes in the Rou Gui. The Rou Gui is my favourite of the three teas, as it has bags of body and flavour!

Comparing the Tai Ping Hou Kui to the oolongs is not possible, but it is also a top quality tea that offers loads of flavours and a long-lasting aftertaste. The Tai Ping Hou Kui has a beautiful dry leaf and is a tea that will challenge your taste buds and leave your mouth humming with a long-lasting aftertaste.

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About teaxplorer

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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