Numi’s Teaview Snapshot
|"The tea is smooth and pleasant, but leans toward plain when coupled with this scent. Maybe this is better suited to people who are familiar with and enjoy the scent of the osmanthus flower."|
I was a little surprised to see how beautiful the dried tea leaves are. The osmanthus pieces are velvety, medium-length buds which add pale green dimensions to the darker oolong leaves, and end in little sparks of tiny yellow flowers. This looks like a happy tea. The leaves are mostly whole with larger broken pieces with all of the flowers disappearing who knows where; all the colors have run into each other, becoming a deep rich brown. I don't think I've ever sniffed an osmanthus, so I'm not sure if the herby, slightly sweet scent comes from that. It's a new scent to me, a little pleasant. While sipping, I detect the floral scent yet taste the herbacousness and the effect is disjointed. While the tea cools down slightly, I'm not sure I'm enjoying the scent of this flower. Something about it smells dusty, as though this would be a good tea while arranging boxes in the attic? Not my favorite place or activity. The tea is smooth and pleasant, but leans toward plain when coupled with this scent. Maybe this is better suited to people who are familiar with and enjoy the scent of the osmanthus flower. I can see how it would be relaxing, and its dustiness might lend itself to a great reading companion tea, but I can still think of other teas I'd choose over this.
— To purchase Zhi Tea Osmanthus Oolong, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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