Orange Blossom Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Flower Petals, Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Flowers, Orange, Orange Blossom
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Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 g 7 oz / 193 ml

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  • “One of the first things I did when I moved to California was buy an orange tree for the patio. I was taking a drawing class when I lived at that place in San Jose so I’d sit out on the patio in...” Read full tasting note
  • “I normally don’t like orange flavoring in tea but is this is a very nice blend as far as flavored teas go. While it does have a citrus kitchen cleaner like smell, the floral orange taste is subtle...” Read full tasting note
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From Mountain Stream Teas

One of our few blended teas, this orange blossom oolong tea is sharply floral on the first pour before the oolong leaves open and the flowers settle down. By the third steep you will be surprised at how well they go together. We certainly were!

Like all our teas, there are no added flavors, colors or chemicals in this tea. All flavors are completely natural and chemical-free!

Elevation: 300m

Status: Transitional(will be certified organic in 2019)

Cultivar: Jinxuan

Oxidization: 25%

Season: Spring 2017

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch

Region: Rueishuei, Hualien

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5 steeps.

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~95c water for 3 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps.

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One of the first things I did when I moved to California was buy an orange tree for the patio. I was taking a drawing class when I lived at that place in San Jose so I’d sit out on the patio in the sun getting intoxicated on orange blossoms and sketching them. When I moved to San Francisco, I gave the tree to my current housemate who lived in a climate more favorable for oranges than in the city. I think the freeze got it one year, so I was unable to reunite with the orange tree when I moved up here. That’s ok. We have a an out of control lemon bush and a young satsuma for me to bury my face in.

I bought this Spring 2017 Orange Blossom oolong on a big discount since it was past its prime. It’s held up ok. The orange blossom is a little sharp on the nose and I’m not getting any milkiness from the jin xuan cultivar but the tea is all sweet orange blossoms with a touch of bitterness and light vegetal flavors. Medium bodied and viscous. Looking forward to this year’s round of citrus-scented oolong!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 7 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
Nattie

That sounds idyllic.

LuckyMe

This one is super potent. I like to blend a pinch of this with a straight oolong or green to balance out the flavor.

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I normally don’t like orange flavoring in tea but is this is a very nice blend as far as flavored teas go. While it does have a citrus kitchen cleaner like smell, the floral orange taste is subtle and natural. The tea starts off citrusy and slight sour before transitioning to an orange blossom honey like sweetness. It reminds me of an earl grey with its bergamot like flavor and dried orange flowers sprinkled throughout the tea leaves. I grandpa steeped this using slightly less than a gram of tea in an 8 oz glass.

Flavors: Flowers, Orange, Orange Blossom

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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