|"Though the taste is obviously floral, it's very distinct and unlike any floral tea I have had. It has a clean nutty flavor to it, toasty and very linen-like. It has the smell of a delicate flower. "|
I am new to oolong tea, and just like every tea lover we love trying new and exciting things. If you don't know, oolong is a vast type of tea ranging from very light and fruity to rich, dark, and smokey. It is the middle of the road for green and black tea lovers, a place where we can find common ground. Oolong is a partially oxidized green tea, 10 - 70%, somewhere between a green and a black.
If you told me the name of this tea and didn't tell me anymore I could easily tell you this was grown near a flower of some sort though the leaves themselves smell almost hay-like. I brewed this tea with about 2 teaspoons full at 185 F for 3 minutes. Though the taste is obviously floral, it's very distinct and unlike any floral tea I have had. It has a clean nutty flavor to it, toasty and very linen-like. It has the smell of a delicate flower. Osmanthus to be exact, this tea's proper name is Huang Jin Gui which means Golden Osmanthus.
My second brew was done in the same manner, 185 F for 3 minutes. The second brew was very similar to the first but the floral taste was toned down a bit.
This is a great every day tea for those that love floral teas. It'd be great with some dark chocolate (I was enjoying that post-sip). Great job Canton, keep 'em comin!
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