Utterly expensive at $25 for 2 ounces. All the same, I tend to think of this one as my treat during a trip to Teavana. Since this is usually one of the teas that Teavana has available to try for free in ridiculously small cups, I tend to create quite the line behind me as I take my sweet time sipping down the drink. Spending $25 for something I consider a delicacy really isn’t too bad once in a while. The tea is delicious and I can almost feel it warming me from the inside out.
As legend has it, Buddhist monks formulated this ancient top ten treasure. The monks trained monkeys to gather the youngest leaves from the tip-top of wild tea trees for this special Imperial Reserve blend. The secret lives on with the deft hand plucking of the unbroken, evenly sized leaves that unfurl to create the most complex yet light orchid aroma and highest grade of oolong in the world. IMPERIAL RESERVE
Smooth, bright orchid aroma throughout with clean refreshing finish
How to Prepare
Use 1 teaspoon of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 195-200 degrees and steep tea for 3-4 minutes. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.
Pure oolong tea.