Review: KTeas China Oolong Kwai Flower

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Its OK"It is a calming, sweet cup with a rather foreseeable flavour."
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kteaslogoThis medium-roasted oolong hails from Fujian and is decorated with osthmanthus blossoms. Only a few flowers dot the leaves which smell only somewhat floral, so this isn't scented in a thorough, bathed in flowers for seven nights sort of way; rather, it appears to have been handled with a more subtle approach. The leaf itself is surprisingly large and twisted. I have a difficult time getting a respectable amount into a spoon without damaging the crunchy leaves.

Three minutes with boiling water gives me a predictable cup. It is osthmanthus-flavoured, but only mildly. The stronger focus appears to be on the Chinese oolong. The tea isn't particularly stunning, but it is also not disappointing. It is nutty, though mildly so. In fact, I'd say the tea overall is extremely subdued. It is a calming, sweet cup with a rather foreseeable flavour. Its predictable results make this somewhat of a guilty pleasure, but I love having a few of those in my tea cupboard.

I could see the subtlety easily being interpreted as weakness or a watery cup, so if you gravitate towards richer, bolder teas, this may not be for you. I enjoy it as an easy, wind-down blend, but it is not well-suited to many moods and tastes.

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