Himalayan Jade (SAFA Himalaya)

It seems oolong teas are all the rage right now. They're being grown in Hawaii and New Zealand as well as Nepal and most of these oolong teas are wonderful! This rule stands true for this Himalayan Jade oolong tea from SAFA Himalaya.

Quick Info
FAB* Rating 3/3/2
Company SAFA Himalaya
Blend Name Himalayan Jade
Blend Base Oolong
Country of Origin Nepal
Package Type Pouch
Price per Package $20.00 USD
Quantity ~ 1.4 oz
*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness

This wonderful teas' leaves don't look anything like any oolong I've ever had. They're not balled. Instead they're twisted. They're not uniformly colored or monochrome either. Instead, they're a mixture of brown, gold, green and white leaves. The aroma is more hay and straw than anything else.

Once brewed, the leaves produce a wonderful orange liquor that, while clear, reminds me of sherbet. The brewed aroma smells more of a light Chinese green. Not so much grassy as artichoke-like but not heavily so.

The flavor is light, easy on the palate and smooth. While there is some astringency and a light drying of the palate it's subtle. Flavors of straw and hay combine with notes of a floral undertone which seems to add some sweetness to the brew.

I recommend this tea to fans of other Nepalese or Himalayan teas. Also, fans of silver tips teas may find this brew enjoyable.

 

 

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