Sweet Osmanthus

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This remarkable tea comes from the Guangxi province of South China. It is also known as orchid oolong. Freshly picked osmanthus flowers with the taste of fresh peaches are blended with slightly fermented green tea to create a golden-coloured cup that is sweet, rich and fruity. Drink at any time of the day. Ingredients: oolong tea, osmanthus blossoms.

Oolong teas have always been taken seriously by those who are serious about tea. They are partially or semi-oxidized teas. Depending on the production methods used, oolong teas fall into two categories - dark open leafed or greener balled. Both offer a beautiful fresh and complex tea drinking experience.

The darker oolongs can be infused several times, giving a soft, fruity, pale amber liquor with a honeyed character. The greener oolongs give a very pale amber-green liquor and have a wonderful fragrant character comparable to narcissus or hyacinth. Both can be infused several times. Oolongs are traditionally manufactured in China and Taiwain although other countries have now also started production.

Tea Information
Type Oolong Tea
Origin Guangxi, Province of South China
Format Loose Leaf
Taste Sweet, Rich and Peachy with a Golden Coloured Cup
Brewing Advice One dessert spoon of tea per cup. Add hot not boiling water (80ºC). Infuse for two to three minutes only.