Oolong Orange Blossom Tea
Also Known As: Oolong and Black Teas
Origin: Northern Taiwan, Taiwan and Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Ingredients: Luxury Oolong Tea, Luxury Black Tea, Jasmine Petals, Natural Dried Orange and Natural Flavors
Type: Oolong and Black Tea
Caffeine Content: Medium
Taste and Aroma: Toasty roundness with fruity jasmine notes. Stunning as an iced tea.
Number of Cups: 16oz = 200 cups tea; 4 oz = 50 cups tea, 1 oz = 11 cups tea
Preparation: Hot Tea- Oolongs teas are best enjoyed when the leaves are briefly infused with hot water, which is then poured off. The tea is then reinfused and tea is poured to the lucky guests after about 1 minute. The leaves may be reinfused several times, with each resulting infusion yielding different liquor from the proceeding cup.
Iced Tea- (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into the pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
Substitutes: Ceylon Black Tea, Hibiscus Rabak Herbal Tea Organic and Vanilla Chai Tea
Fun Fact: Starting in the 1700s in Italy, orange blossoms came to symbolize the Western ideal of love and marriage. This idea spread so much that in Victorian England, orange blossom flowers were imported from Florida strictly for that purpose. It was said at the time that the scent of Orange Blossoms could cause anyone to fall in love. Orange blossoms are hard to come by, so the flavor is created by a mix of jasmine and dried orange pieces in the Oolong Orange Blossom Tea.