Brand – Thelicatessen
Type – Oolong tea
Ingredients – oolong tea
Location – China
Rating – 10/10
Thelicatessen is an exciting concept – a brand which offeres their tea in brushed silver aluminum tubes. These are filled to the top with fragrant oolong tea from Taiwan. The teas in stock are only available in limited quantities, for a limited time – usually there is one tea available at a time, and the offer changes after a while. This particular one I’ve tried is called Oolong Old Style.
The tea is in fact gourmet, it’s very subtle and delicate and the leaves are tightly rolled into clumps that are even smaller then most oolongs. This tea is very fragrant with strong floral notes, it feels very light and would make a perfect match with any food. The taste is slightly sweet on the tongue.
If you like oolong tea or if you want to experiance something new, this is definatly the thing to try. The tubes are fabubous, they have a modern, clean design and they are perfect for refilling and travel, if you want to take a bit of your own tea with you. They are very light and won’t take up much of the oh so valuable kgs in your suitcase. These tea tubes make an elegant gift, especially for a guy. They have that whole masculine cigar feel going on. My three tubes arrived in an also elegant black cardboard box – I love the simplicity and the overall look and taste of this product.
The only downside for me was the company’s problem with their ordering system. Because of some error I ended up waiting for the delivery for almost 3 months. The positive news is that I was compensated for the waiting time with 2 extra tea tubes.