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drank Ceylon Osmanthus by Kally Tea
1341 tasting notes

OK so I seriously intended to write a proper review this time but my cuppa today was beyond amazing and somehow ended up guzzled down before I even had a chance to log in here.
Thus, I’ll have to wait til next time. Needless to say, I really do love my Ceylon Osmanthus.

Cavocorax

Haha. That sounds like a good sign.

Indigobloom

Indeed it is! I’m a very happy tea lover today :D

Kittenna

Ok… I’m curious enough to want to wrangle a sample if you’re willing to share?

Indigobloom

for suresies!! :)

Bear With Me

mmm, ceylon!

Indigobloom

ShayneBear, agreed! I <3 my ceylon :P

Kasumi no Chajin

I’m going to have to try this!

Bear With Me

What exactly IS osmanthus? I’ve heard of osmanthus oolong, and now osmanthus ceylon, but I can’t figure out what the heck it is or what it’s supposed to taste like?!

Kasumi no Chajin

I know osmanthus is a floral, beyond that, unsure.

Indigobloom

It’s a soft floral. People say it tastes like peach or nectar but it reminds me of Egyptian chamomile in a way as well, well, the honey like part does anyhow!

Indigobloom

Kasumi, I think you would like it! really enjoyable and I’ll bet it goes down easy when iced to

Bear With Me

ooh! I may need to go out on an osmanthus hunt tomorrow!

Indigobloom

Let me know how it goes! :)

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Cavocorax

Haha. That sounds like a good sign.

Indigobloom

Indeed it is! I’m a very happy tea lover today :D

Kittenna

Ok… I’m curious enough to want to wrangle a sample if you’re willing to share?

Indigobloom

for suresies!! :)

Bear With Me

mmm, ceylon!

Indigobloom

ShayneBear, agreed! I <3 my ceylon :P

Kasumi no Chajin

I’m going to have to try this!

Bear With Me

What exactly IS osmanthus? I’ve heard of osmanthus oolong, and now osmanthus ceylon, but I can’t figure out what the heck it is or what it’s supposed to taste like?!

Kasumi no Chajin

I know osmanthus is a floral, beyond that, unsure.

Indigobloom

It’s a soft floral. People say it tastes like peach or nectar but it reminds me of Egyptian chamomile in a way as well, well, the honey like part does anyhow!

Indigobloom

Kasumi, I think you would like it! really enjoyable and I’ll bet it goes down easy when iced to

Bear With Me

ooh! I may need to go out on an osmanthus hunt tomorrow!

Indigobloom

Let me know how it goes! :)

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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