Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Butiki Teas
Rose Violet Calendula Oolong is a high altitude tea from Taiwan. This tea is infused with rose, violet, calendula, and jasmine. This tea starts out light and progresses to a sweet and floral flavor that lingers. Rose Violet Calendula Oolong is good for multiple infusions.
Every once in a while, I’ll taste a tea that makes me say “wow” out loud. This is one such tea.
As the description above suggests, I was expecting the flavors of rose, violet, calendula, and jasmine. I was expecting a very floral tea. But I wasn’t expecting as beautiful a bouquet of flavors as I was treated with with this tea. The flavors are so exquisite in this Oolong. It is like the air of a beautifully blossoming garden filled with these flowers – air so fragrant that you can taste it!
This tea starts out delicate, with the rose dominating the sip and the green notes of the Oolong filling out the background. Hints of the other flowers approach the palate ever-so-softly and weave in and out of the sip. As I continue to sip, these flavors develop, but just as the flowers they represent, the flavors remain gentle and delicate.
If you like floral teas, this should be at the top of your tea shopping list, and it would also make a perfect Mother’s Day gift for that tea-loving Mom!