Osmanthus Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Osmanthus
Flavors
Osmanthus, Tea
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Stoo
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “I rotated the stock in my tea cabinet a few months ago as I’ve been trying to finish up my older teas before they mummify. Surprisingly, some of my teas that are at least 10 years old still have...” Read full tasting note
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From Teavivre

This Osmanthus Black Tea uses a scenting process similar to that of jasmine teas, where the osmanthus flowers and tea leaves are mixed together to allow the leaves to fully absorb the aroma. A suitable proportion of star-shaped osmanthus among the tea leaves is used, ensuring the scent and flavor are properly infused without being overbearing.

When brewed in a gaiwan, the fragrance of the osmanthus is gradually spread through the air, and the tea itself develops a sweet, mellow taste with hints of honey and caramel. Whether cold or hot, this tea will allow you to sweetly relax with its floral overtones.

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I rotated the stock in my tea cabinet a few months ago as I’ve been trying to finish up my older teas before they mummify. Surprisingly, some of my teas that are at least 10 years old still have great flavor.

While completing this tedious task, I found a sample packet of Teavivre Osmanthus Black Tea squooshed in a corner of the shelf. Surprised and excited by my discovery, I immediately ran to my tea maker to brew it .

I opened the five-gram silver sample package and plunged my nose inside. The aroma was sweet like honey with chocolate accents. The leaves were black and long with yellow Osmanthus flowers sprinkled throughout.

I followed the instructions on the packet and steeped the contents for five minutes at 195 degrees. The finished blend had a bright orange color. The aroma was sweet with a faint flowery characteristic in the background.

The flavor of this tea was sweet and mild. I had to really focus my taste buds to identify specific aspects such as chocolate, honey, or Osmanthus. I believe this is the result of the flavor aspects being so well-blended that an essence all its own was created.

As with all Teavivre black teas, this blend was smooth as silk and went down very fast and easy. It was so good that I had to force myself to savor it instead of gulping it down.

The sweet aftertaste lingered gently on my palate for several minutes. At no time did I encounter excess astringency.

This is a very nice tea from the folks at Teavivre. It is mild enough to be enjoyed with meals and robust enough to stand on its own.

Flavors: Osmanthus, Tea

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
ashmanra

Hi, Stoo! Was thinking about you a couple of days when the big storm came. How were things your way? We ended up having a mild day with lots of very late rain.

Stoo

Hi ashmanra! How are ya? Thanks for thinking of me! We were fortunate here. The storm skirted around us. We had a little rain and wind but nothing major. I’m glad you made it through the storm too!

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