Review: Canton Tea Co. Yellow Gold Oolong

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Thumbs up!"Though the taste is obviously floral, it's very distinct and unlike any floral tea I have had. It has a clean nutty flavor to it, toasty and very linen-like. It has the smell of a delicate flower. "
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cantonuellowoolongIn my eyes, Canton Tea cannot do wrong when it comes to tea. This is the 6th tea I have reviewed from them and they have yet to let me down. I'm starting to get excited with every Canton Tea package I receive, I have 3 more teas from them to sample...and maybe they will send us more! If I owned my own shop, I would beg Canton to be my wholesaler!

I am new to oolong tea, and just like every tea lover we love trying new and exciting things. If you don't know, oolong is a vast type of tea ranging from very light and fruity to rich, dark, and smokey. It is the middle of the road for green and black tea lovers, a place where we can find common ground. Oolong is a partially oxidized green tea, 10 - 70%, somewhere between a green and a black.

If you told me the name of this tea and didn't tell me anymore I could easily tell you this was grown near a flower of some sort though the leaves themselves smell almost hay-like. I brewed this tea with about 2 teaspoons full at 185 F for 3 minutes. Though the taste is obviously floral, it's very distinct and unlike any floral tea I have had. It has a clean nutty flavor to it, toasty and very linen-like. It has the smell of a delicate flower. Osmanthus to be exact, this tea's proper name is Huang Jin Gui which means Golden Osmanthus.

My second brew was done in the same manner, 185 F for 3 minutes. The second brew was very similar to the first but the floral taste was toned down a bit.

This is a great every day tea for those that love floral teas. It'd be great with some dark chocolate (I was enjoying that post-sip). Great job Canton, keep 'em comin!

— To purchase Canton Tea Co. Yellow Gold 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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