Did you know that since tomato has seeds and grows from a flowering plant botanically it is classed as a fruit not a vegetable? For me, it doesn’t really matter considering that I love tomatoes, especially when they come as sweet notes in my tea. Yu Chi Red Jade by Origins Tea embodies oolong and black tea notes as well as subtle but ripe tomato tastes.
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Yu Chi Red Jade by Origins Tea looks like a mix between an oolong and a black tea. Not quite amber-y enough to be a black tea, yet, not as sage in color to be an oolong.
First, before we move along to the scent of this tea can we just take a look at these beautiful tea leaves! Wow, they really are stunning, aren’t they? Yu Chi Red Jade smells just as delightful as it appears; a soft tomato scent hovers over an oolong tea smell and ends with a black tea scent.
Without 2 teaspoons of honey, Yu Chi Red Jade by Origins Tea has a subtle tomato taste with even subtler notes of oolong and Assam. The taste however is greatly over-shadowed by the satisfying sensation this tea leaves on your palate.
With 2 teaspoons of honey, Yu Chi Red Jade by Origins Tea bursts forth with sweet tomato notes and the tea becomes less malty but more air-y and fresh tasting.
Yu Chi Red Jade has a special place in my tea cup! It was very exciting to sip and I really feel like it would taste even better while sipping with a heavy meal.
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