Fig Peach Oolong - Modern Tea Girl
I was able to try this oolong thanks to Amoda Tea and their Holiday Tasting Box. You can learn more about them in my previous blog post here.
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Ingredients: Se Chung Oolong, Golden figs, Mission figs, Apricots, Peaches
Steep Time: 4 minutes
First Sip Thought: "Sweet & silky treat."
Smell: The aroma of the dry leaves is pretty pleasant. As the leaves begin to steep, I gather a scent that is mellow but I am still able to notice sweet notes from the figs, peaches and apricots.
Taste: It's been oolong time since I had a tea with figs in it (haha, too corny?) I will admit I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed this tea. I was worried that I would be turned away by the figs in this oolong but to me that is what made this tea so exquisite! It is an interesting combination that works quite well. While the dark oolong is the star with its earthy and silky texture, the figs, apricots and peaches enhanced the flavours nicely. The figs are noticeable through each sip more than the apricots and peaches. I can get a hint of peaches every now and then but the figs play a bigger role in this blend which makes for a naturally sweet taste. It is always nice to have a tea blend that doesn't mask away the actual tea but also keeps the ingredients real and not just artificial flavourings. I do not think this tea would have been as enjoyable without its real ingredients. That special touch gives this tea the uniqueness and the "freshly picked" flavours it deserves.
I first enjoyed this treat after Christmas dinner and was impressed with its dessert like qualities. With its mellow characters, it was the perfect end to a big meal and accompanied my pie nicely as it did not overpower.
Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 tea leaves
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