In appearance the loose tea consist of dark brown an medium brown leaves that have been broken down into small pieces. Amongst the Oolong are light yellow/orange curly leaves that give the blend a sweet an floral orange scent. Orange is a personal favourite of mine in smell and taste and I must say this tea as a whole smells divine!
Steep One – One Minute
Orange in colour with a sweet yet floral orange smell. Very nice start, the orange is dominant with sweet, waxy, floral and creamy tones which overall create a strong orange presence. The Oolong is in the background with baked/toasted and earthy tones which compliment the orange very nicely. I’m surprised by how strong the orange is but it’s a positive thing for me.
Steep Two – Two Minutes
Dark amber now in colour. The orange has mellowed a little now which in a sense makes it taste more like an orange as in fruit rather than flower. It’s very refreshing and still full of flavour. Almost like eating warm orange segments. The Oolong is not very noticeable now but there is still a touch of baked flavour that enhances the orange to stop it from being just another fruit tea.
Steep Three – Three Minutes
Orange in colour. My third steep is still strong and fresh and well worth drinking. More subtle than the previous two steeps but strong enough to be fruitily pleasing. It’s still creamy and sweet too with the waxy element extremely reduced.
This is honestly one of the tastiest orange teas that I have ever tried when it comes to the flavours as a whole. I could not think of any improvements that could be made to enhance my tasting experience and I am over the moon that I picked this tea. I feel like a bit of a suck up but I’m being honest
I will definitely have to buy some of this soon and would recommend to any other orange or fruity Oolong fans. It has certainly warmed up my dark, rainy English day.
PS. I’m on my fifth cup and there is still lots of life left in this tea.
For pictures please view my blog. http://kittylovestea.teatra.de/2013/02/23/orange-blossom-oolong-warms-a-rainy-day/