2010 First Flush Hawaiian Oolong Tea from Mauna Kea Tea

2010 First Flush Hawaiian Oolong Tea from Mauna Kea Tea2010 First Flush Hawaiian Oolong Tea from Mauna Kea Tea

From Mauna Kea Tea comes this 2010 first flush oolong tea, a Hawaiian-grown, organic tea. This oolong reminds me of a cross between a bai hao oolong and a traditional green-style ti kuan yin, like Chicago Tea Garden’s tie guan yin (review here). It has a markedly faint dry aroma which blossoms with plum-like notes upon infusion.

The leaves yield a golden infusion that combines flavours of sweet potato and honey with a lemony finish. The aftertaste is mildly astringent, with a sharpness similar to what you find after chewing some fresh lettuce leaves.

At $20 per 10 grams, this is a very expensive tea. But it’s rare, too. Tea enthusiasts who are interested in sampling Hawaii’s finest should give this a try.

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If you’re interested in Hawaiian tea, also check out my reviews of Mauna Kea’s 2010 first flush green tea and Narien Teas’ Kilinoe.

Disclaimer: I received this tea as a free sample from Mauna Kea Tea.

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