Oolong Orange Blossom
Oolong Tea Blend in Gift Caddy
Country of Origin: Taiwan, Sri Lanka
Region: Tungting, Dimbula
Grade: FOP Oolong (Flowery Orange Pekoe Oolong)
Altitude 2500 ft, 6500 ft above sea level
Manufacture Type: Oolong style
Cup Characteristics: Wildly exotic. Toasty roundness with fruity jasmine notes. Stunning as an iced tea.
Infusion: Golden amber
Ingredients: Luxury Oolong tea, Luxury black tea, Jasmine petals, Natural dried orange, Natural flavors.
There is something to be said for good old-fashioned romance. Flowers, candlelight, dancing - it’s a timeless equation. Well, we’ve got something new to add to your romantic arsenal, Oolong Orange Blossom tea - certain to have a pleasing affect on the object of your affection.
It all starts in 17th Century Italy with the discovery of a particularly fragrant type of Orange Blossom. After a botanist made the discovery, he decided to name the flower Nerolibigarade after Princess Nerola, the daughter of the ruler of the town where it was found. The princess was delighted and took to wearing a perfume created from the delicate white petals of the blossom. Over the ensuing centuries, the blossoms came to symbolize the Western ideal of love and marriage and their popularity grew, particularly in wedding bouquets. In Victorian England, Orange blossom bouquets were so popular the flowers were imported from Florida strictly for that purpose. It was said at the time that the scent of Orange Blossoms could causeany one to fall in love. Well, we aren’t matchmakers but if there’s one thing we’re sure you’ll fall in love with it’s this tea.
OolongTea is reputed to raise your metabolism naturally as the tea leaf is thermogenic. If you do not change your diet other than drinking three cups a day you could still lose up to 7lb in a year. Recommended : Drink three times a day as part of a controlled diet. Also see Pu Erh teas for slimming.
Hot tea brewing method
Oolongs teas are best enjoyed when the leaves are briefly infused with hot water, which is then poured off. The tea is then re-infused and tea is poured to the lucky guests after about 1 minute. The leaves may be re-infused several times, with each resulting infusion yielding different liquor from the proceeding cup.
Iced tea-brewing method:
(to make 1 litre): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour ½ pint (275ml) of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.]