Review: Zhi Tea Ginger Peach Oolong

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Thumbs up!"I would not say this is my favorite oolong of all time, but by flavored oolong standards, this one has to be among the best I have tried."
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zhi-ginger-peach-oolong.jpgBeing that all my previous experiences with Zhi products have been pretty good, I was ready for another fantastic tea time when I decided to sample and review their Ginger Peach Oolong. The first thing I noticed about this tea was the very large size of the leaves. I wouldn't go so far as to call them mutant, but the dried, unrolled leaves were much larger than those to which I am accustomed. Compared to rolled-leaf oolongs, where 1 teaspoon of rolled leaves can unfurl to mammoth levels of opened leaves during the infusion, the leaf volume stayed pretty constant pre- and post- infusion. Zhi states that the oolong used in this blend is a Sechong oolong, a "rare and unique oolong from Fuijan Province, China". There was a general peach bouquet to the tea, from dried leaves to brewed liquid. The peach flavor melds well with the floral notes that are present. I couldn't really detect much ginger in the aroma or the flavor; the only hint of ginger I could taste was in the aftertaste more so than in the sip itself. I would have liked to be able to taste just a little bit more of the ginger. I am one of those folks who don't really appreciate the addition of flavors to oolong teas, which, in my opinion, usually have enough depth and complexity on their own. However, because the flavors in this house blend were not overpowering or artificial, Zhi's ginger peach oolong was pretty pleasing. I would not say this is my favorite oolong of all time, but by flavored oolong standards, this one has to be among the best I have tried. This tea is light and refreshing and could appeal to veteran oolong lovers, as well as those who are new to tea.

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One Response to “Review: Zhi Tea Ginger Peach Oolong”

  1. Troy Says:

    Wait just a minute, their not mutant leaves… Yeah… Just lost interest.

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