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!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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