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Osmanthus Oolong

  • MASTER
    BLEND
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  • 3411
  • Floral, fruity, apricot-like.
  • Broad and unique flavour.
Top-grade high-mountain oolong tea from Formosa delicately scented with rare osmanthus flowers. A traditional symbol of love and romance, osmanthus is often used in wedding customs in Taiwan.
  • 50 Cups
    100g | 3.53oz
    $28.95
  • 200 Cups
    400g | 14.1oz
    $86.85

Steeping Instructions

Cold
Filtered
O2 Rich
199°F
93°C
3
min
1 Tsp per
Teacup (8 oz)
High
Medium
milk
sugar
honey
lemon
drink plain
Water Fire Time Leaves Complexity Caffeine Condiments

Blend Story

The aroma of the gentle fragrant osmanthus blossoms fills the room as the bride and groom are presented with a cup of tea. As they share their first sip, they exchange knowing glances – this cup will last forever.

Osmanthus (gwai fah or Osmanthus fragrans) is native to many regions in Asia and produces beautiful, yellow, exotically fragrant flowers. One of the most expensive ingredients in perfumes and teas, osmanthus is placed next to oolong leaves and scenting is conducted using the imperial method, similar to when tealeaves absorb the fragrance of the jasmine. It is highly coveted and prized for its champagne aroma and deep, rich flavour.

Master Blender Notes

To allow the precious Osmanthus Oolong’s aroma to sing, flavor to flourish and colour to entice, practice the Gong Fu Cha ceremony. This ceremony is common at weddings - it is the art of using high quality oolong, the Yixing teapot and thimble-sized cups to appreciate and enjoy tea.

Oolong has been highly revered in China for centuries. To tea lovers and aficionados, these sophisticated teas represent the pinnacle of much that is exotic and captivating about Chinese tea.

The original name for oolong – wulong – translates into Dark or Black Dragon, a title once bestowed on the large, bulky dark tea leaves from the Wuyi Shan in China. There is also a possibility that the name was given in honour of the teas shaped to resemble the silhouette of the mystical Chinese dragon.