Oaks Classic Summer Chinary Black Tea

description

We are big fans of Oaks organic teas. But this particular summer tea from the garden was something out of the extraordinary. It's incredibly luscious for a chinary tea, full of fruity sweetness. And while quite complex, it's very easy to drink and even easier to love. We highly recommend this tea for sunny mornings.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Mellow notes of dried goji berry, dark wood, and herbs

appearance

Reddish-brown

taste

The liquor is clean, sweet, and full-bodied. Notes of dried red fruit, similar to apples and goji berry, emerge in the middle and render a fruity sweetness to the cup. Along with mild notes of wood and nuts, fig is quite evident towards the end.

COMPLEMENTS

Semi-hard cheeses, fresh fruit, pancake, waffles, nuts, caprese salad, and savory pies.

dry leaf

aroma

Top notes of dark chocolate and wood with toasted cashews in the release

appearance

Well-rolled, blackish-brown leaves; few with tips

infusion

aroma

Dried red fruit, dark wood, and hints of herbs.

appearance

Dark brown leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

1.5 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

PICKING DATE
Jun 02, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Morning
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU SFOKCHB | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE DJ-84
CERTIFICATIONS


13 Reviews

Likes

  • Freshness 9
  • Smooth Body 8
  • High Quality 7
  • Great Aroma 6
  • Unique Flavor Profile 4

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 2
  • Strong 2
  • No Flavor 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Morning 6
  • Afternoon 5
  • Anytime 3
  • Evening 2
  • Dessert Tea 0

vaclav burda

May 25, 2017

With very decent mustard.

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Anytime.

The infusion is clear and lush, golden orange color, full of taste and lively, sweet, with very decent mustard. The aroma dominates mostly fruit tones. Very nice tea. Great choice for small money !!!

Sanchary

May 15, 2017

Aromatic and excellent evening companion

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

Received it as a sample with my order and fell in love with it. I'll be taking this one again for sure, once I'm done exploring the varieties here. The scent is as described, fruity with a hint of dark wood smoke. The taste is lovely, smooth and almost no astringency, the way I like it.

chuan

Dec. 22, 2016

special aroma

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

It's a unique Darjeeling tea i tasted this year and different from the tea which produced in same tea estate I bought last year . It's more stronger with the spices aroma. I think it likes ginger mixed with other herbs flavor . The tea I bought last year was more sweeter that liked juicy berry. Great !

ipohman

Oct. 3, 2016

Great for a morning brew

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

Strong, well rounded flavour with a hint of sweetness. Lovely with a drop of milk.

Андрей

Sept. 29, 2016

Крепкий и самостоятельный

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

Данный чай после заварки становится как на фото. На вкус крепкий, наверное, больше древесный, чем фруктовый. Запах древесный, но приятный. Пить лучше отдельно от еды. Заваривать можно по-немногу, т.к. крепкий!

Zach

Jan. 4, 2016

Great Afternoon 2nd Flush

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Afternoon.

This tea has a lightly earthy and fruity flavor and is a smooth second flush Darjeeling. The finish is a little weak compared to some first flush Darjeelings, but it was still highly enjoyable. I drink it black, but I'm sure a little sweetener would bring out some additional characteristics.

Marissa

Dec. 18, 2015

Great for waking up with

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning.

Full-bodied, a nice morning tea that's bracing but not overpoweringly strong. Not my favorite second-flush Darjeeling ever, but still a good solid offering. Brews up a lovely dark color, too.

John

Dec. 8, 2015

Great all-rounder

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

Not the most complex tea I've ever drunk, but easy to drink and works well both for those who like their tea with and without milk. There's a touch of fruity sweetness on the palate, not exactly muscatel, but enough to make the taste enjoyable. Another plus is that it lasts for more re-steepings than any other Darjeeling I've had.

Piotr

Nov. 29, 2015

Delightful!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon.

Delicate, smooth, slightly sweet. A joy to drink. Excellent value for money too!

Katelyn

Sept. 12, 2015

My favorite tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Strong.

The best tea I have had in a long time. By far my favorite and one I would love to have again.

Utsow

July 23, 2015

The kinda tea to enjoy a sunset with...

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Evening.

Never thought I would take to any other tea except first flush until I tried out this one....(came as part of TeaBox's sample packs). Warm, fuzzy, rounded taste. Also great color - soft and dark at the same time, like a stump of a tree soaked in the rain.

Stephen

Oct. 27, 2014

Wonderful morning tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning.

Full bodied but sweet and fragrant. Not at all bitter. I love it.

Andrew

Aug. 23, 2014

Excellent muscatel aroma

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime.

Superb muscatel flavour. Very good value for money

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