Review: Driftwood Teas Organic Ruby Oolong

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Shaiha’s Teaview Snapshot
Its OK"While I am sure that this is a high quality oolong it has none of the attributes that I so love in this style of tea. I would definitely drink a cup if it was offered to me but this is not one that I would consider stocking in my own cupboard."
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driftwoodrubyoolongI have had some truly wonderful oolongs from Driftwood Teas and I have high hopes for the latest that I am sampling. This is an organic tea grown in Thailand that is subjected to nitrogen increasing the natural gamma-Aminibutyric acid concentration by around 10x. The dry leaves have a strange aroma that almost reminds me of new plastic.

Once brewed the liquor is a reddish amber in coloring and the aroma is definitely more appetizing though rather light. I am able to pick up hints of plums, brown sugar and juniper berries. This tea has a thin mouth feel with none of the lingering aftertaste that I so love in oolongs. Instead it has a rather sharp taste of juniper berries and cinnamon.

While I am sure that this is a high quality oolong it has none of the attributes that I so love in this style of tea. I would definitely drink a cup if it was offered to me but this is not one that I would consider stocking in my own cupboard.

• Water Temp: 190 degrees
• Time: 2 minutes

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