Organic Primeur Rose Scented Oolong Tea, Lot 704

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Almond, Cherry, Floral, Rose, Astringent, Bitter, Butter, Cream, Dry Grass, Garden Peas, Menthol, Mineral, Osmanthus, Peach, Spicy, Sugarcane, Vegetal
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Average preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 15 sec 3 g 6 oz / 191 ml

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  • “I almost never buy rose scented tea. Not because I dislike the flavor but rather I can usually achieve the same thing by blending in a dried rosebud to any tea. This tea basically confirmed...” Read full tasting note
    80
  • “Steeped the last of what I had, 2g, as another western brew, this time at 185F. I forgot about it while making a grocery list and piddling around. 10-15 minutes? Thicker and quite viscous! Same...” Read full tasting note
    78

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With all the frantic activity that surrounds the making of fresh new teas in the springtime, it is always easy to overlook the importance of spring for the best flowers for tea scenting. After-all, if spring is reputed for its highly fragrant teas it makes equal sense that the most fragrant roses would be available then as well. Our Rose oolong is prepared by choosing the freshest organic flowers from the 1st and 2nd day of a new seasonal bloom. These are the most fragrant buds which will render our tea a beautifully balanced and soothing floral aroma as well as a sensual violet hue to the liquor. Roses render a beautifully voluptuous and heady sweetness to the cup which further accentuates the natural aromatic characteristics of the high-mountain Jin Xuan varietal tea used as a base for this blend. This Lot 704 features a new pairing of Jin Xuan tea with primeur spring roses making it the best rose tea our resident tea master has made. All in all; a beautiful balance of good body and lingering presence with soothing ethereal notes. A classic, eternal favorite that can be enjoyed hot or iced.

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3 Tasting Notes

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583 tasting notes

I almost never buy rose scented tea. Not because I dislike the flavor but rather I can usually achieve the same thing by blending in a dried rosebud to any tea. This tea basically confirmed it.

The smell out of the bag is very faint with the barest whiff of rose, cherry, and almond. The brewed tea has a soft rose flavor that’s nice but also very similar to my Teavivre dried rosebuds. Can’t taste much of the underlying oolong. Where this tea really shines is cold brew. Here the greenness of the base oolong comes through complemented with a gentle touch of rose.

This could be a good tea for those who are into rose or floral scented teas that aren’t overpowering. I personally would just add a rosebud to regular oolong tea to obtain the same result but this is a nice option too if you want a pre-blended rose tea.

Flavors: Almond, Cherry, Floral, Rose

Preparation
Iced 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
Leafhopper

I bought some dried rosebuds from Tao Tea Leaf a while ago, but never thought to blend them with oolong. I might have to do that for oolongs that aren’t that interesting on their own.

LuckyMe

Definitely give it a try. Dried rosebuds are quite versatile for blends. I’ve blended them with nearly every kind of tea (black, green, oolong, white, herbal) with good results. One of my favorite combinations is jasmine silver needles and rose.

Leafhopper

I have a bunch of jasmine silver needles from Teavana and that sounds like a good way to use them up. Do you use only one rosebud for a 355 ml mug?

LuckyMe

Depends on how potent your rosebuds are and how strong of a rose flavor you like. I would start with one rosebud and go from there. You can also crush it slightly if you want to taste more of the rose.

Leafhopper

Thanks! My rosebuds are kind of old, but I’ll start with one and see how it goes.

tea-sipper

Oh what a good idea, to have roses around to add to any tea! And rose & jasmine combination… I should try that soon…

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Steeped the last of what I had, 2g, as another western brew, this time at 185F.

I forgot about it while making a grocery list and piddling around. 10-15 minutes?

Thicker and quite viscous! Same amount of light floral bitterness, more pronounced butter and cream tastes. The peach and osmanthus aftertaste revealed in gongfu steeping showed up today but not nearly as prominent. Still very clean but the astringency remains. That’s my only issue with this tea, otherwise I’d put it somewhere in the mid-80s. Bumped from 75 to 78.

A case of less (less leaf, lower temperature, only 1 long western steep) is more?

Song pairing: Bill Withers — Lovely Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEeaS6fuUoA

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more 2 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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