Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tea Tuesday: Magnolia Oolong

I'm not really a coffee person. I prefer tea, and I know a lot of fellow writers love tea, too. But have you ever wanted to break out of the Early Grey or English Breakfast norm and try something new? Well, let me help you find some cool new teas! If you need a little hot and flavorful boost to help you reach your writing goal or you're just a lover of tea or you'd like to try some tea but aren't fond of the stereotypical types, these Tea Tuesday posts are for you.

This weeks tea is ... 

*drum roll*

Magnolia Oolong

How I found it: Last fall the new Tawainese oolong company Tea Ave (opened March 1, 2015) emailed me and asked me if I would be interest in reviewing some teas for their soon-to-be-open company. At first I thought this was good to be true, so I double checked, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover this company was indeed legitimate. They had some delays, but they finally sent me the samples I requested in February--and more! I also got the lovely cups and oak tray displayed above and a tote bag. They were so kind and generous and their teas are fantastic. The wait was worth it!

The Tea: This tea is light and sweet with a flowery magnolia flavor. Basically it tastes like how magnolias smell and they taste delightful. I tried it in my special aroma cup and oolong cup I received from the company and smelling the fragrance in the aroma cup made the experience even better! This is a calming and gentle tea. Absolutely lovely. 

Serving Recommendations: I steeped this tea for three minutes and added sugar.

How much is it and where can you get it? Though I received this tea as a free sample you can purchase the teas yourself on the Tea Ave website. The prices range from $9 for the smallest amount to $70 for the largest amount (U.S. dollars and not including shipping), but you also get three free samples of your choice with your order. It's pricey, but it's quality.

So how good is it? This tea has a unique flavor and is absolutely scrumptious. It isn't my absolute favorite, but I'll certainly drink it again. I give it a 4.3.

Have you tried this tea? What did you think of it? Have you had any teas from Tea Ave?

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