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
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
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
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
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.