Ocean of Tea’s Plum Oolong is really something special.
Earl Grey is as classic as tea comes. The delicate aroma, the smooth taste…to think I used to hate Earl Grey! This particular variety from Ocean of Tea made me a believer.
The leaves are pleasantly fragrant, and the amount of oil of bergamot perfectly cuts any bitterness from the black tea. Now you can sip tea like the Dowager Countess or Capt. Jean-Luc Picard!
Mmmm…jasmine pearls. In my regular rotation of teas, jasmine pearls is always there. Tightly rolled little nuggets of green tea dusted with the scent of jasmine blossoms? I’m sold. And for value, you can get several steepings from a few teaspoons.
These jasmine pearls from Ocean of Tea are something you definitely need to try. Try brewing in a glass teapot and watch the leaves unfurl!
Bai hao yin zhen, also known as silver needle, is one of the most prized white teas. It’s also pretty expensive, but I gotta tell you, it’s worth it.
The flavor is a lot like honeysuckle — remember those? — sweet, floral, and subtle. This flavor comes from the down attached to the leaves. It’s sort of like bai mu dan‘s more delicate cousin!
I recently picked up a few teas from Ocean of Tea, and this was the first one I had to try — Yunnan Gold. This is a black tea from Yunnan, China (where else?) characterized by soft golden tips on the leaves.
This is a really smooth and full-bodied tea with no bitterness or astringency. There’s a slight sweetness here that’s reminiscent of raisins and chocolate with a bit of a peppery aftertaste. It’s not quite Raisinetes, but you know what I mean. If you’re looking to upgrade your daily Black tea to something a little more refined, pick this up!