Osmanthus FlowerLoose Leaf Tea | Oolong
As elusive as a dragon in the mists, golden and precious, petals allure amongst forgotten mountaintops. Sensuous and entrancing, complex and delicate, whirls linger invitingly.
AROMA: Luscious, velvety apricot
PALATE: Sophisticated, pronounced sweetness
PURPOSE: Savour the exquisite
Rare osmanthus flowers delicately scent this top-grade high mountain Formosa traditional oolong tea.
Oolong tea and osmanthus flavor
Osmanthus (gwai fah or Osmanthus fragrans) is native to many regions in Asia and produces beautiful, yellow, exotically fragrant flowers. One of the most expensive ingredients in perfumes and teas, osmanthus is placed next to oolong leaves and scenting is conducted using the imperial method, whereby the tealeaves absorb the fragrance of the osmanthus flowers. It is highly coveted and prized for its champagne aroma and deep, rich flavour. Osmanthus flower oolong tea has been highly revered in China for centuries. To tea lovers and aficionados, these sophisticated teas represent the pinnacle of much that is exotic and captivating about Chinese tea.
I have tried many oolong teas with osmanthus flowers and none come close in aroma or taste.
This tea is a special treat, but wonderful to sip on while doing work. Lovely and tasty