Osmanthus Dancing Flower Tea

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Flowering Tea
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Flavors
Hay, Osmanthus, Vegetal
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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “I love floral teas but prior to this, I’d never had osmanthus scented tea nor did I know what it’s supposed to taste like. The dry teaball has a rather unpleasant hay smell and if you...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’ve decided that osmanthus is my favorite floral tea, both jasmine and rose can be too strong and overwhelming but osmanthus is gentle and subtle. This flower tea came as a free sample from...” Read full tasting note
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Origin: Fuding, Fujian, China

Ingredients: Made of Silver Needle Green Tea, Lily and Osmanthus Flower

Harvest time: April 10, 2014

Taste: A fragrant, sweet taste, lingering flower scent mixed with tea flavor

Brew: a single tea bundle in a clear glass in boiling water. Glass Cup: 10cm in height, over 7cm in diameter.

Health Benefits: The infusion of the Marigold flower was drunk to alleviate the symptoms of nervous tension and to prevent sleepless nights. In China, osmanthus is not only treated as ornamental plant, but also used to make cake and wine. In traditional Chinese medical science, it is thought that osmanthus can warm the lung, relieve chills, warm stomach, and alleviate pains.

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I love floral teas but prior to this, I’d never had osmanthus scented tea nor did I know what it’s supposed to taste like. The dry teaball has a rather unpleasant hay smell and if you steep it with boiling water as Teavivre instructs, you end up with a bitter and astringent brew.

So the next time I made this tea, I used 170 to 180 F water and it turned out much better. The hay odor thankfully didn’t make it to the brewed tea and I was able to pick up a subtle floral flavor which really shines through though on the 2nd infusion (I got 3 infusions in total out of 1 tea ball). While enjoyable, I was expecting a more flowery tasting tea and the osmanthus flavor was too mellow for my liking.

I made this side by side today with an osmanthus green oolong and the oolong was the hands down winner. The natural floral notes in the oolong pair better with the osmanthus than the vegetal green tea.

Still, this tea was tasty iced and fun to watch bloom in a glass teapot.

Flavors: Hay, Osmanthus, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I’ve decided that osmanthus is my favorite floral tea, both jasmine and rose can be too strong and overwhelming but osmanthus is gentle and subtle.

This flower tea came as a free sample from Teavivre and I’m getting around to finally trying it today. Here’s a pic of the flower as it’s opening up:

http://instagram.com/p/vZoz3rILdL

At first I thought this was a white tea due to the sweetness, but it is in fact a silver needle green tea. The flavor of this is very sweet and light with notes of honey, apricot and peach, a wonderful afternoon tea. Something about it seems slightly hydrating as well. It’s interesting to note that osmanthus has some health benefits also; but I will drink this for the pure pleasure! I might have to get some plain osmanthus someday just to try it.

Thank you Angel, for sharing this beautiful flower tea.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

It’s my fave floral too!! :P

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