Spot of Tea: Allegro Fine Tea Organic Splendid Oolong


My favorite oolong tea lately has been Republic of Tea's Milk Oolong, but I was curious about a cheaper option and picked this box of bagged tea up at my local Whole Foods.

It has a pleasant, robust nuttiness, like toasted grains or Honey Smacks, and a bit of miso-like umami quality that I really like. Drink this smooth tea with a mushroom omelet or an afternoon cheese plate: try aged goudas or Robiola Bosina. I'll be happy to have this stuff around for a rainy day.

Really getting into oolong? Check out Liz Clayton's recent reports on Chinese Oolong, Taiwanese Oolong, and how to steep oolong.

About the Author: Maggie Hoffman is the editor of Serious Eats: Drinks and coeditor of Serious Eats: Sweets. You can follow her on Twitter @maggiejane.