Oolong is a traditional Chinese type of tea somewhere in-between green and black in its preparation and oxidation - it tastes somewhere in between as well - not quite malty, not quite grassy. Oolong means dragon, and legends abound concerning the influence of mythological dragons on the development of this special tea. Others say that the leaves look like tiny black dragons when struck by hot water. Let us know what you think! Oolong tea should be brewed strong and bitter, yet leave one's mouth with a faintly sweet aftertaste. This is the perfect tea to accompany your Chinese food!
Delicious! A highly fragrant tea, with strong floral and fruity aromas. But there's no orange flavor here - the name can be confusing! Pekoe is actually a name that tea growers use to designate black tea leaves that are very small, hardly even more than a bud! Where the word Orange came from, we're not sure. It may have been that the Dutch East India Company started using it as a marketing shenanigan. In any case, we're stuck with this cute name for a very flavorful blend of longwise-rolled black teas that produces a lovely amber brew. Great with milk.
Irish Breakfast tea is a blend of teas traditionally favored by the Irish for its pungent, brisk and malty amber brew. The Irish take this tea with milk, but it's also great with just a slice of lemon.