There is something to be said for good old-fashioned romance. Flowers, candlelight, dancing, (if you’re feeling frisky, lingerie) – it’s a timeless equation. Well, we’ve got something new to add to your romantic arsenal, Oolong Orange Blossom tea – certain to have a pleasing affect on the object of your affection. It all starts in 17th Century Italy with the discovery of a particularly fragrant type of Orange Blossom. After a botanist made the discovery, he decided to name the flower Neroli Bigarade after Princess Nerola, the daughter of the ruler of the town where it was found. The princess was delighted and took to wearing a perfume created from the delicate white petals of the blossom. Some legends claim that the Princess and the botanist fell in love and were married, but as town records were poor this remains unsubstantiated. Sounds romantic though! Over the ensuing centuries, the blossoms came to symbolize the Western ideal of love and marriage and their popularity grew, particularly in wedding bouquets. It was said at the time that the scent of Orange Blossoms could cause anyone to fall in love.
Well, we aren’t matchmaking but if there’s one thing we’re sure of, you’ll fall in love with this tea. The blend is a semi-fermented oolong from Taiwan known for a lively full flavor with hints of berry jam and sweet floral undertones. Jasmine and dried orange pieces are added along with a blend of Ceylon black tea for some added depth. Like love, the cup is sublime. Brew a pot for yourself and/or someone special!
1.5oz/43g/36+Cup Equivalent (Including 2nd Steep)
All teas come in a beautiful glass vessel with glass lid for storage. Capacity is based on weight as all teas differ in density. Collect them all and order refills in recyclable bags!
OOLONG tea is known for positive effects with brain health, weight loss, inflammation and lowers the risk of diabetes.
- HOT: Place one slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz/200-260ml of water in the strainer. Briefly infuse with freshly boiled water and then pour off. Re-infuse the tea and pour after about 1 minute or longer to taste. Milk and sugar are not recommended.
- ICED: 1qt/1L 6 slightly heaping teaspoons loose tea into teapot. Pour 1¼ cup/315ml boiling water on tea and steep 5 minutes. Quarter fill serving pitcher with cold water. Pour into pitcher straining tea. Add ice, top with cold water, garnish & sweeten to taste.
Don’t forget your tea infuser!
GRADE: FO (Flowery Oolong)
CAFFEINE/ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Medium/High
CUP CHARACTER: Wildly exotic. Toasty roundness with fruity jasmine notes. Stunning as an iced tea!
LUXURY INGREDIENTS: Black Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Jasmine Petals, Natural Flavors