Sunday, April 20, 2008


Tea: Momo - 5215
Vendor: Lupicia USA
Price: $5.50 / 50g
Vendor Description: Flavored with only Japan-grown white peaches appreciated internationally, and blended with young peach leaves, this tea has a very fruity flavor.

Leaf: The leaf for this tea was black colored and small and twisted. The appearance was very normal for a black tea. It was mixed with small chopped pieces of light brown leaf, which based on the description is probably the peach leaves. The leaves had a very pleasant peach aroma. Although not nearly as strong the Momo Oolong Super Grade was.

1st Infusion: The liquor had a very dark brown color paired with a very sweet aroma that had hints of peaches. The tea had a very smooth flavor with a long lasting aftertaste. The flavor did not build up quickly or end quickly. It was a very constant, very even flavor. Even still the flavor was quite bold and rich. It reminded me a bit of coffee, but did not have quite the strength of coffee. There was no bitterness or astringency.

2nd Infusion: This infusion had the same smooth flavor of the first and a hint of a roasted feeling to it.

Rating: 5/10

Conclusion: If you enjoyed the Momo Oolong Super Grade you might enjoy this tea. It had a similar characteristic, although not nearly as strong. The flavor was very mellow and smooth so it is not a surprising tea.

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