I’m excited to try this one because I’m a floral girl when it comes to perfumes and I appreciate Turkish delight and violet candies, so thank you for the sample, Stacy!
This is one saga of a tea. With the first steep, all I could taste was jasmine, and I’ll admit that I was a little disappointed. Not a huge fan of jasmine. Rose Violet Calendula has reminded me why multiple steeps, especially for oolongs, is pretty much the greatest thing ever, especially when you’re trying one for the first time and don’t know what to expect.
The second steep paid homage to rose. A little on the heady side, but I like it. Plus rose and oolong pair beautifully together, now that I think about. Even when you think about the typical flavour profiles of different types of teas, rose would logically seem to go the best with oolongs. Even the scent of the second steep was like a waft of fresh rose perfume.
Then the third steep is even more different, introducing the violet. It’s oh so subtle though, as the rose is still quite prominent, but I’m nevertheless excited to finally get some action from the violet. It still also smells very rosy.
This makes me want just a violet oolong. Pretty please?