Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Tea Addiction
Ingredients: Magnolia scented blended oolong leaves.
From the moment the sweet fragrance of magnolia blossoms reach your nose, you’ll sense you’re about to experience something special.
This aromatic Chinese oolong is as pleasing to the palate as it is to the rest of the body.
Oolong teas have long been revered in China due to their health benefits, various characteristics of scent and flavor, and relatively small area in which they can grow, making them harder to obtain then many other teas.
Formally referred to as Wulong Cha, Oolongs are packed full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and are said to assist with weight loss, stress reduction and a healthy heart, skin, and bones.
I love this Oolong. In fact, I think I prefer magnolia Oolong teas to jasmine Oolong teas – and I LOVE jasmine.
I think what I like best about this Oolong is that the floral approach is so subtle. It isn’t overwhelming or perfume-y. It is soft and feminine and very luxurious.
The Oolong is silky smooth and has a surprisingly light mouthfeel. It doesn’t overwhelm the palate with a buttery tone – which I do like but I am finding the lack of it to be very refreshing. No bitterness to the tea, just sweet, soft floral notes and one of the most pleasant Oolong teas I’ve tasted.
If you are someone who is interested in floral teas but find jasmine to be just a little too overpowering for your taste, try magnolia. It is less common than jasmine and therefore a bit more difficult to find. But you really needn’t go looking for it, because I’ve found it at Tea Addiction!