Hey there Teacups! It’s time for another Let’s Talk Tea post, this time around I’ll be reviewing Tea Repertoires – Phoenix Honey Orchid Oolong. Everything I’ve tried from The Tea Repertoire so far has been amazing and of a phenomenal quality. If you haven’t read my previous reviews featuring them, you can find them all here. While this is the last of the teas they sent me to review this certainly won’t be the last time that you see them features on my blog, they’ve made such a great first impression that I can’t wait to try more of their teas in the future.
Floral – Sweet – Honey – Orchid – Vegetal
I’ve been trying a lot of Phoenix Honey Orchid – Dancong Oolongs in the last few weeks and one of my favourite aspects of them all is their floral honey sweet aroma. It’s honestly to die for and I can’t get enough of it, it’s just so sweet and inviting that you can help but want to drink it from the moment you first smell it and luckily the taste is just as amazing as the aroma.
Tea Tasting Notes
Like I’ve said in the past few weeks I’ve tried A LOT of Phoenix Honey Orchid Dancong Oolongs, but I can honestly say that this is by far one of the best I’ve ever tried and get a spot in my top 3 for sure. Most of the PHO Oolongs I’ve tried have been overwhelmingly floral and that can sometimes be incredibly off putting but that wasn’t the case with this one. The floral, sweet, vegetal and slight fruity notes all danced perfectly alongside each other and create an amazing overall flavour profile. The floral notes were mostly Orange Blossom and Osmanthus, the fruity notes were reminiscent of grapefruit and orange and sweet plums. All of which paired with the strong natural sweetness of this oolong made for a delicious cup of what is probably my favourite oolong out there right now.
I never thought that another oolong would knock milk/milky oolong out of my number one top spot but this one has. Of course, I still love milk oolong, but this has slowly become an everyday tea for me and every time I drink it I love it even more. There is a tiny bit of astringency to it but nit enough to spoil your enjoyment of this delightful tea overall. It was nice to be able to drink this and not feel like I was drinking perfume the floral notes were much more muted and allowed for all the other delicious aspects of this tea to shine. Also, because of the floral notes being a little more muted this oolong was drying in the mouth at all and is rather refreshing. I’m very glad I’ve got a lot of this left because I think my tea collection would be incomplete without it and if Tea Repertoire keep stocking this I will certainly keep on buying it.
Overall Teacups Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Tea Repertoire and purchase this tea for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.
Speak to you all soon. Happy Steeping! – Kimberley