Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: The Tao of Tea
Native Name: Gui Hua Oolong
Origin: Hunan, China
Introduction: Gui Hua (pronounced “gway hwah”) is the Chinese name for the fragrant osmanthus flower, which blossoms in the Phoenix Mountain area during tea season and is used in scenting this oolong.
In the final stages of processing, the leaves are baked with fresh osmanthus blossoms “heat-infusing” the tea with the flower’s fragrant essential oils.
Flavor Profile: A light, bright, sweet flavor and a fruity, floral aroma with hints of apples and apricots.Ingredients: Oolong Tea Leaves.
The aroma of the dry leaf is lightly floral, and that delicate scent remains in the brewed product. It is a treat to inhale deeply before taking a sip to enjoy the lovely fragrance.
The flavor is sweet and has beautiful fruit notes. Yes, I can taste the apple and the apricot as described by The Tao of Tea. The melding of these two fruit essences creates a sweet, delicious flavor that is absolutely mesmerizing. My taste buds are experiencing nirvana! Yes, it really is that good.
I think that this is a MUST TRY for all tea enthusiasts. If you like Oolong, yes, you must try it. Even if you aren’t crazy about Oolong teas, try it anyway. It’s so good, it may just change your mind about Oolong!