Culinary Teas : Oolong Orange Blossom
A Very Pretty Tea With An Average
Summary : This won't be my favorite tea in the cupboard,
but it's not a bad tea either. Sort of tasted like the Orange
Spiced Flavored Black Tea that is available through
Review : Confession time. This was the very first oolong
tea that I ever tried. I bring this to light simply because I have nothing
to compare this tea too - at least in relation to other oolong teas.
This will soon change, since I recently ordered over 20 oolong teas from
other places. But until those teas arrive, and I get around to tasting
them, I'll have to compare this particular tea to other non-oolong teas.
OK. Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, let's move on and review
Here is the description of this tea as provided by
Culinary Teas : "A wild and exotic fruity tea made from a combination of premium
Oolong and Ceylon teas, orange essence, and a light jasmine blossom scent."
For anyone who has read my other reviews on Tea Discussion, you should
know by now that I postively adore and love oranges. If a tea says "orange" somewhere
in the title of the tea or in its ingredients, I will almost certainly
And so it came to pass that I found myself with a Oolong Orange Blossom
Culinary Teas . Having never tried an oolong tea before, I really had no idea what
to expect. Would it be sweet? Would it be like black tea? Or something
Well, to my tongue at least, this particular oolong tea tasted remarkably
similar to an Orange
Spiced Flavored Black Tea. Which means the tea was ok, but nothing
horribly special to me. Really, this tea just tasted remarkably like
a black tea. I have to admit, this surprised me, as oolong tea leaves
are processed differently than black teas are.
So what about the orange taste? Hmm....good question. Now, maybe the
orange in the title referred to the very pretty orange color this tea
takes on when brewed. However, in terms of taste, I could find no hint
whatsoever of orange in it - which of course disappointed me!
All in all, my first oolong tea tasting experience wasn't the happiest
experience of my life, nor was it the worse. It was, however, since I
had hoped for a orange taste in this tea - disappointing!
Recommendation : Maybe. If you like traditional black
teas, you'll likely enjoy this one. And if you like "Orange Spiced
Flavored Black Teas", you'll definitely like this tea as the flavor
is almost identical. However, if searching for an "orange taste",
check out other Orange Teas on
this site, as you won't find any orange taste here. And in case you are
wondering, adding milk to this tea did nothing but turn the tea a rather
unpleasant looking orange.
Tea Information and Brewing Instructions
- Tea Reviewed : Oolong Orange Blossom Tea
- Manufacturert :
- Available from :
- Type of Tea : Oolong
- Leaf Type : Loose Leaf
- Date of Review : November 21st, 2006
- Tea Rating :
- Brewing Instructions : Pour 6-7 ounces of
water heated just to below boiling point over tea leaves. Let
steep for 4 minutes. You'll want to use 1.5 teaspoons of leaves
for each cup of tea due to large and awkward size of leaves.
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