Smells amazing….my sample from OMGsrsly had about 2-ish teaspoons in it, so I figured I’d use a little less leaf than normal, and also because it is a lighter oolong base, my thought was that I could possibly resteep.
The picture is a pretty accurate portrayal of what was in my bag…dark green leaves with bits of orange peel. The leaves were big and long which is why I thought I’d possibly get more than one steeping, to get them to open up all the way.
The liquor brewed up pale and yellow, but as I didn’t steep too long, and I didn’t use as much water as I thought, so I poured more water in my steeper and then forgot about it for about 5 minutes, so when I added the extra bit, it darkened a bit.
The flavour is light and clean, with a sweet orange tone. I added a spoonful of sugar and that brought out the vanilla and caramel flavour a little more. I think this would make an amazing and refreshing iced tea also, but it is equally delicious hot. I’ll add that I am drinking this tea while having a buttery cheese scone, and it is a great match, though that is why I chose this tea. I thought it would go well.
Anyway, it’s a tasty tea, and my first from Della Terra. Thanks again to OMGsrsly for the sample. It’s quite lovely.