Review: Teas Etc. Orange U Slim

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Thumbs up!"The aroma of the leaves after steeping as well as the tea itself remains more of the oolong than a fruity or floral tea, which is actually a plus for me as I am not much of a fan of floral scented teas."
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teasetcorangeuslimEvery once in awhile, Teaviews offers a sample for a tea that I am already familiar with and Orange U Slim happens to be one of those teas. Not only am I familiar with it, it is one of my favorite oolongs for daily consumption. I had tried other orange oolongs prior to this one, but they appeared to be only scented with orange blossoms. Orange U Slim is comprised of dark Chinese oolong leaves that are characteristically thin and wiry. The dry leaves are of good size and more than the aroma being either fruity or floral, I actually detect an ever so slight smokiness. The Teas Etc. website indicates that this blend includes dried orange pieces and orange essence. While I am unable to pick out anything resembling pieces of orange in my sample, there are dried light colored slivers of what I first thought to be orange rind. Upon closer examination and actually placing a piece in my mouth, I believe it is actually a petal from an orange blossom.

After adding the water I allowed to steep for 3 minutes, which produced a medium amber liquid with a bit of an orange tint. The aroma of the leaves after steeping as well as the tea itself remains more of the oolong than a fruity or floral tea, which is actually a plus for me as I am not much of a fan of floral scented teas. The first taste proves that oolong is indeed the most prominent presence. This is a tea that is remarkably easy to drink. The orange only becomes a player at the end of the sip and lingers in the aftertaste. I am normally able to steep the leaves three times with good quality results.

As a bit of a side note, Teas Etc. had several teas that placed very highly at the World Tea Championship this year. Their award winning teas include Assam Reserve, Ceylon OP1 and Golden Monkey Organic. They offer sample sizes of all of their teas that come in cute reusable tins. They also offer an unusual travel tea mug that could change the way you think about travelling with tea!

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One Response to “Review: Teas Etc. Orange U Slim”

  1. Shay Says:

    Now you have me drooling over that travel mug.

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