Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"Wow, this tea really shines on ice. It is crisp and refreshing and a perfect iced tea."|
Kally Tea's Heavenly oolong does, in fact, have a heavenly aroma which is equal parts flower and fruits. The blend consists of green oolong, marigold, safflowers, and tropical flavoring. I was disappointed to see the "tropical flavoring" because a) it is really vague and b) it is unclear if this is artificial or natural. I could not obtain much more information on the website, so I am still unsure as to what exactly constitutes the tropical flavoring. In any event, I proceeded with preparing the tea by infusing one teaspoon of tea in one cup of below-boiling water for 2.5 minutes. The oolong which, as a dry tea, was in tightly pressed pellets of various shades of green, unfurled to a respectable volume of large, emerald colored leaves. There is a fruity aroma wafting from my teapot that certainly does evoke a tropical feel. The flavor of this tea is light and fruity with a floral hint in the background. The tropical flavor is not overwhelming on its own, but it does lead the show and mostly mask the oolong base. The tropical flavor does have a generic tropical essence, but I think I can compare this most closely to pineapple or pineapple-coconut. I did enjoy the flavor of this tea, but found that I wasn't loving it as a hot tea, as the tropical flavors just seemed to contradict the hot tea feeling. I set the tea aside and let it cool a bit, then added some ice. Wow, this tea really shines on ice. It is crisp and refreshing and a perfect iced tea. The tea itself is light and therefore is very thirst-quenching and easy-drinking. In all, I ended up really liking this tea despite its vague "tropical flavorings". As summer approaches, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a flavorful and refreshing iced tea option.
— To purchase Kally Tea Tropical Heaven Oolong, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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