Lemon Basil Oolong

Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Flavors
Citrus, Herbs, Lemon, Smooth
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Edit tea info Last updated by moraiwe
Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 15 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “I guess this is kind of a double review, because I finally got around to snooping in semi-local teashops. Fava Tea Co. is about 30ish minutes from home for me, but worth the trip. They have 300 or...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I was so excited to find this blend on Fava’s site! I recently tried a lemon basil oolong blend from The Cultured Cup in Dallas, which was delicious but pretty pricey. This one was about half the...” Read full tasting note
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From Fava Tea Co.

Formosa oolong tea blended with lemon granules and basil to make this unique blend which has become a jewel of our oolong tea selection. Makes an excellent hot tea and goes well with chicken or fish. Try it cold for a refreshing herbacious blend.

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I guess this is kind of a double review, because I finally got around to snooping in semi-local teashops. Fava Tea Co. is about 30ish minutes from home for me, but worth the trip. They have 300 or so blends and some neat flavored rock sugars (actually think the lemon one would be amazing in this). The associates were super friendly and it was really just a fun experience!

There’s also a teashop opening much closer (5ish minutes away) this weekend that I’m super hyped to scope out.

But onto the tea!

I really like teas with herbs like this. They have a kind of savory flavor depth offered by the herb. This was no exception. :)

I brewed this double strong hot, and then served it iced. The base was nice and raisin-y, but there were no clear toasted notes, but maybe a little bit of light earthiness. The basil offered a nice green layer of flavor that really complemented the dry fruitiness present. It also paired well with the lemon, making it more refreshing than I had initially expected with the base.

The lemon flavor was spot on and natural tasting. Maybe a little sharper than I was expecting, but it wasn’t overpowering in anyway. It was definitely the star of this cup, but it did help bring everything together for a lovely, cohesive and well-executed idea. I’m usually averse to the idea of sweeteners, and this doesn’t necessarily need any, but I would like to try this with honey (or rock sugar) and see what it does to the flavor profile.

I’m excited to try this warm. It kind of reminds me of something I’d drink when I was a little down. It’s lemony and bright and comforting.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec
JustJames

oooo, dunno if i would like this, but there is an element of intrigue! lol.

moraiwe

It was just intriguing enough I had to impulse buy it. But I’m finding herbs in tea aren’t nearly as weird as they sound.

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I was so excited to find this blend on Fava’s site! I recently tried a lemon basil oolong blend from The Cultured Cup in Dallas, which was delicious but pretty pricey. This one was about half the price and just as good! (Plus it’s from my local teashop, which I always want to support when I can.) The oolong is smooth and sweet, the lemon flavor is bright and natural, and the basil is mild and adds just a nice hint of depth to the blend. I’ve been enjoying it hot, but can’t wait to try it iced now that the weather is FINALLY warming up around here! I foresee this becoming one of my staple teas from Fava that I always keep on hand, along with their Coconut Souffle and Banana Walnut Bread.

Flavors: Citrus, Herbs, Lemon, Smooth

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
gmathis

I have high hopes that I’ll have some homegrown basil to try as a tea additive soon…right now we’re fighting weather (wet, wet, wet, and more wet), and Minnie, our wannabe-gardener cat who thinks that you tend to you plants by sitting (or chewing) on them.

Michelle

I really liked Fava’s Lapacho that you put in the TeaBox. If you keep writing reviews like this I might have to place an order :)

Nattie

I’m so sad Fava Tea Co. don’t ship to the UK! This sounds amazing, as do several other of their teas I’ve seen on here. ):

mrmopar

@gmathis, I have basil, thyme, oregano and cilantro planted for this year.

gmathis

Sounds like you’re ready for salsa and marinara!

Inkling

@gmathis…I can relate to you on the weather front! Hope the sun comes out for both of us soon!

@Michelle…I highly recommend them and not just because it’s my local teashop! :) Cloud 9 and Roasted Almond Chai are other personal favorites.

@Nattie I’d be happy to send you some samples in exchange for the Butiki teas you so generously offered to share! Let me know if there’s anything specific you’d be interested in trying. :)

Nattie

Oh gosh would you really? I might actually take you up on that offer! That’s very kind of you (:

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