Very much enjoyed the smooth balance of the oolong and jasmine flavors in this tea. The floral balance remained after re-steeping, which was great.
Its a very smooth Oolong with small hints of jasmine. However if you enjoy the bitterness of a true jasmine tea. This is not it. To full enjoy this tea you need to 50/50 mix with jasmine tea.
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If you are looking for particularly prominent jasmine notes, we understand that this may not be your best option. As purveyors of specialty loose leaf teas from Taiwan, we prefer to source flower blends that are more subtle — offering the primary Oolong flavor profile, with highlights of the flower essence. This is in contrast to what is commonly offered on the market. Our jasmine tea is made with whole jasmine flowers that are blended with tea leaves in an extensive process to extract the flower essence from the leaves. As we understand it, this is not the way most jasmine tea blends on the market are produced. Both natural extracts and artificial flavorings are commonly sprayed onto the tea leaves, resulting it very prominent floral notes for the initial brews only. We feel that the subtle floral notes resulting from whole flowers being blended with whole tea leaves is superior. But, in the end, it all comes down to a personal preference! Thanks again for your support!
Love this tea in the afternoon when I'm feeling decadent! Bright & floral, but not overpowering. Great info about the farm as well
This was my first time trying jasmine flower oolong. I found the tea to be heaven in a cup. The floral notes are pleasantly pronounced. The tea is so delightful to sip. I definitely recommend it!!
This stuff is lovely but you have to be a jasmine fan because it's the primary flavor. It definitely overtakes the oolong. I prefer that though. This will be a definite reorder along with the roasted tsui yu :)