Another delicious oolong tea from Tea Ave, the Osmanthus Oolong is has a light and creamy flavor with a flowery fragrance that is subtle but delightful. The osmanthus flower aroma is baked into the leaves and provides a delicate hint of flavor and scent. The subtle sweetness can be likened to an apricot or peach but is not overbearing and is not too sweet.
According to the Tea Ave website, the osmanthus flower is a symbol of romance in Taiwanese culture. Used in the traditional wedding ceremony, this tea is a perfect and unique gift for new brides and grooms.
I steeped my tea at just under boiling water and steeped for about a minute. Do not over steep, especially in your Gaiwan - it may become bitter. I have to say this tea was delicious though my favorite of the oolongs sent to me by Tea Ave is the Rose Oolong.
I rate this oolong tea a 4 out of 5 stars.
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