Osmanthe D'Or

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Not available
Sold in
Not available
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Dinosara
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

8 Want it Want it

2 Own it Own it

19 Tasting Notes View all

  • “An excellent oolong, the osmanthus scenting is light and tasty. There is no overpowering, heavy floral taste here. I couldn't stop drinking this one at tea time today. Really, really good stuff.” Read full tasting note
    ashmanra 1879 tasting notes
  • “My Internet dropped off today at work so I never got around to posting a note for this one. This will be short, but thankfully I have enough of this for a proper note later. Of course, thanks again...” Read full tasting note
    89
    dinosara 2036 tasting notes
  • “thank you *shmiracles!* this was a tea i wasn't expecting to like, as it's a green oolong. So i've been putting it off until today. I had the tea earlier today that had osmanthe in it...so i...” Read full tasting note
    70
    Silaena 5401 tasting notes
  • “This doesn't have an aroma while dry. As it infuses it slightly starts to open up a flavor-scent of a cross between a floral oolong and a milky oolong. The scents is very subtle, tho. ...” Read full tasting note
    85
    teaequalsbliss 6770 tasting notes

From Dammann Freres

A lightly fermented oolong from the Fujian province, whose leaves are harvested from the renowned Huang Dan (“Golden daybreak”) tea bush and crafted into the form of pearls. The taste of the liquor is light, with an osmanthus-like aroma giving way to a lingering woody finish.

About Dammann Freres View company

Company description not available.

19 Tasting Notes

1879 tasting notes

An excellent oolong, the osmanthus scenting is light and tasty. There is no overpowering, heavy floral taste here. I couldn’t stop drinking this one at tea time today. Really, really good stuff.

Ysaurella

I’ve always been curious of this one it sounds really refined

ashmanra

It is very good! My daughter gave it to me a while back and I really like it!

TeaBrat

Ashmanra, do you know where she got it?

ashmanra

I know she ordered it from Paris but I am not sure if she had it shipped to the US or to Northern Ireland and then brought t it here with her. I did just try to order from a German company and shipping to the US was cheaper than having them shop it to Northern Ireland. I thought that was odd.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

89
2036 tasting notes

My Internet dropped off today at work so I never got around to posting a note for this one. This will be short, but thankfully I have enough of this for a proper note later. Of course, thanks again to Shmiracles for this sample!

I love florals but I’ve never really been into osmanthus. But I’m also pretty sure I’ve never had a osmanthus green oolong, and this one is super delightful. It really seems floral only in the way that green oolongs are floral, not like added florals. It’s sweet and buttery and just lovely. A really treat.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Shmiracles

i’m glad i could share it with you :)

cteresa

I got a white tea with a delicate osmanthus flavour and it´s delicious – osmanthus, when light enough, really is a great complement to the lighter teas.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70
5401 tasting notes

thank you shmiracles! this was a tea i wasn’t expecting to like, as it’s a green oolong. So i’ve been putting it off until today. I had the tea earlier today that had osmanthe in it…so i figured today was a good enough day to try this.

Overall impression? Not too shabby. It’s not overly floral, which is a plus for me and it doesn’t have that weird oolong-y taste that i don’t like. But there’s also nothing here to really entice me to come back to it. I’ll drink the rest of my sample but nothing to be wowed over…but it IS another tea off my “ALL THE TEAS” list! :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85
6770 tasting notes

This doesn’t have an aroma while dry. As it infuses it slightly starts to open up a flavor-scent of a cross between a floral oolong and a milky oolong. The scents is very subtle, tho. Post-infusion liquor is quite clear and doesn’t have a color or tint to it. It looks like water.

Once I start sipping this – everything turns around! The flavor is gentle but mouthwatering-sweet. It’s floral but fresh. It has a semi-woodsy but a sweeter-woody type after taste that is pleasing as well!

This is delightful!

Shmiracles

ooo you are picking all my faves and bests. probably cuz i coated the top layer of the box with them hah.

TeaEqualsBliss

Yuppers! I’m trying to dig deeper now but it’s hard because of all the teas! NOT that I’m complaining…I totally LOVE that!

Shmiracles

i took the whole box to my room and just dumped it out on my bed hah. one big whopping pile of tea bags. (it smelled strange. the box as a whole smelled strange hah)

Michelle Butler Hallett

Ooooh. Stash carried an osmanthus tea years ago. I got it in a sampler and thought it was HEAVEN. Osmanthus is hard to find.

CHAroma

@Michelle, I think this tea tastes more like an oolong with a naturally occurring osmanthus note. It doesn’t taste like it’s flavored with osmanthus.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

744 tasting notes

i was in Paris in the Dammann Freres tea shoppe with no sense on smell. i had been trying many different sinus remedies over the past few days and that morning i bought a nasal spray. i had used it a few times by the time i was tea shopping and it was SLIGHTLY working. i mean, i could finally slightly glean really strong scents. (whomp whomp)

so when i smelled this tea, i got a vague whiff of peaches and immediately started carrying my box to purchase around the store. now, i’m a gal who flocks to black dessert teas. but i think that is because of the weather. and as winter turns to spring all of my oolongs are suddenly more bright and brilliant and delicious than before! i knew i needed to buy an oolong. even if the dessert teas knew me by name.

this tea is beautiful. i KNOW i am bringing my shopping experience into my tasting, but i can’t help it.
also, idk why i smelled peaches. i blame the sinus goop. but now i know that osmanthe is a flower and this is basically a delicious take on a jasmine oolong.

i will post a picture of the store once my boyfriend uploads it.
until then i will fantasize about buying these 2 things someday… (not gonna happen)
http://www.dammann.fr/512-coffret-quadrille.html
http://www.dammann.fr/bols-tasses-mugs/984-impressions-de-printemps-tisaniere-verte-.html

Bianca G.

Oh my god, the Quadrille Casket looks AWESOME.

CHAroma

OMG!!! I can’t wait to go to Paris in the fall! That green mug is beautiful!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

93
1536 tasting notes

Yet another from the teaboxB! I love tea leaves like these — the pretty green just lets me know the flavor will be delicious. I waited for the water to cool around 15 minutes and steeped for three minutes. I had no idea… I looked on the site and didn’t find any steep instructions. But the flavor is delicious! It’s floral, but I think there are plenty of oolongs that taste this floral that aren’t necessarily jasmine. I thought this was just usual oolong flavor. There was a hint of peach too. The second cup was very good, but different.. even less floral I think. A very nice silky lingering flavorful oolong! One of the best, I think!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88
552 tasting notes

The dry leaf aroma is floral oolong. Oh yeah! That’s what I’m talking about! I woke up craving a nice green oolong, and I think this tea will assuage my craving nicely. I wasn’t entirely sure what brewing parameters to use, so I opted to do what other Steepsterites here did.

The brewed tea aroma is more developed but otherwise the same as the dry aroma. The taste? Ohhhhh yeaaaahh! This was exactly what I wanted! It’s a lovely quintessential example of floral green oolongs. Buttery, silky smooth, and full of flavor!

I agree with Dinosara’s assessment that this is an unscented oolong with natural Osmanthus-like qualities. It tastes very naturally floral to me as well and not flavored with real Osmanthus flowers. I’ve only tried one other Osmanthus oolong and that one definitely had more of a flavored feel to it. It was from Lupicia, and it was a very long time ago that I had it. But I do remember it being lovely and quite enjoyable.

Second infusion for 4 minutes was equally as delicious as the first infusion! As the cup cools, it loses luster. This is definitely best enjoyed piping hot. Third infusion for 5.5 minutes was less floral yet still tasty. This is a great green oolong, and I’m very happy that I had the opportunity to try it. Thank you to Shmiracles for passing along this sample!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

89
606 tasting notes

A great big thank you to shmiracles for sending me this tea!
I was quite excited for this one. I recently just started drinking oolong teas and I found out that I actually enjoyed them! So here we have this beautiful tea, with a nice dry aroma. A lot of the oolong teas that I smell dry does remind me of dust and attics, but the good kind! Like the smell of old books :)

The description of this tea is correct! First you get that nice floraly taste, and it’s topped of with that woodsy feel. Definitely going to remember this tea as one of my favourites.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85
487 tasting notes

Shmiracles sent me the never-ending box of samples. It’s like a bowl of spaghetti that doesn’t get smaller no matter how much I eat! haha.

There are many left in there that I haven’t been brave enough to try yet, but this one didn’t look too scary.

I don’t know what Osmanthe is supposed to taste like, but this tea doesn’t taste too far off from most of the other floral oolongs I’ve had. The floral isn’t too overwhelming, but i wish there was more vegetal flavor too. Nonetheless, this is a pretty good Oolong and worth the full-size mug that I brewed it in.

Update: as this tea cools, the texture gets creamier. Quite lovely.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

100
815 tasting notes

Took this one from the Traveling Teabox B! It smells awesome. The dry leaf has a nice buttery but slightly floral aroma. Mmm I love buttery oolong aromas. Mm this oolong is awesome. It has rich buttery notes with a light floral aftertaste. It’s sweet and has a slight woody-ness to it. Mmm I will enjoy every sip of this one!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.