Our Osmanthus Oolong is prepared using the ancient method, in which the tea absorbs the flower fragrance during the baking progress, producing a scented tea that’s aromatic and flavorful without using any additives or chemicals.
The osmanthus flower is a symbol of romance in Taiwanese culture, and Osmanthus Oolong is a traditional wedding tea in Taiwan. With a base of creamy Alishan Jin Xuan Oolong, Osmanthus Oolong is scented with the fragrant osmanthus flower, giving it a floral and fruity flavor. Light and bright, this tea is prized for its mellow, smooth qualities, with a subtle, lingering fruity aftertaste. Romantic indeed.
Leaf Type: Oolong (scented)
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Suggested Brewing Tips
Serving Size: 15 grams per 750ml
Water Temp: 212°F
Steep Time: 2 minutes, resteep up to 4 times increasing time by 30 seconds each steeping
I owe you all an apology. I’ve been keeping something from you for months now and I shouldn’t have. I’ve been sitting on some wonderful oolong samples from Tea Ave, a new shop dealing in high quality oolongs. With my crazy travel schedule the past few months I couldn’t find the time to sit down and properly enjoy them, so I saved them for a quieter moment.
That quiet moment finally came last week when I had a lull in my travel schedule, so I’m excited to finally share the first of the samples they sent. One of the samples happened to be the osmanthus oolong I had been salivating over as I perused the various offerings on their website. Lucky me!
The first sip of tea sent me straight to heaven. It had a creamy mouthfeel and fruity flavor that reminded me of peaches covered with fresh cream. It was absolutely delicious and definitely the type of tea I find myself craving during the hot summer months.
As I steeped the tea a second, third, and even fourth time the flavor evolved from sweet and fruit flavored to mildly floral. It was almost as if I were drinking a different tea each time. With each cup I found something new to enjoy and couldn't wait to discover a new set of flavors in my cup. This was a truly excellent oolong.
My Rating: 90/100
Would I order this again? Yes. Some people think it's sacrilege to turn oolong into an iced tea, but I could see this becoming my favorite summertime tea since it has a naturally fruity flavor.
In an effort to be open with my readers I want to let you know that this sample was provided to me free of charge by Tea Ave for my review. As always, all opinions are my own.