Steeping this tea was the first time I steeped tea in a tea bag in like years! I always use loose leaf and I definitely contemplated pouring the leaves from the bag into my steeper but there wasn’t much to the sample so I decided against it. However, I was intrigued by the ingredient list: Oolong, rose petals, natural flavors (assuming vanilla flavor). I absolutely love anything with rose petals and pretty much anything that says vanilla!
The dry leaf of this smelled very yummy. I could smell the vanilla and rose mingling together with the oolong and it was very enticing. I plopped the tea bag into my cup and filled the cup with hot water and I let it steep for 5-7 minutes. I was not impressed with the tea bag situation and wish that I had cut it open and just used my usual steeper but whatever!
The smell of the steeped liquor was not as sweet as the dry leaf, but I could still smell that floral vanilla. This blend definitely needed my usual spoonful of agave to sweeten it up and bring out those flavors. Once it was steeped to my liking and I added the agave, I took a little sip. I was pleasantly surprised! Rose definitely is dominant here. This tea is floral with the aftertaste of sweet vanilla, which was definitely brought out by my addition of agave. Im not sure why, but I feel like a taste a little bit of citrus or fruit and that could be the oolong.
Here is how this tea makes me feel: I am sitting down at a cute little bed and breakfast inn. The dining room window overlooks the beach and I can see the waves crashing on the shore. I am surrounded at the table by other vacationers, snacking on danish and scrambled eggs. The smells of tea, coffee, and bacon intermingle with the fresh “beach air”. The teapot on the table catches my eye and I pour some into my cup, with the smell of sweet rose wafting up to my nose. I take a sip as I look around at the wallpapered inn walls and sit back, relaxed and in total tranquility!
Its safe to say I liked it! 🙂
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: The Tea Can Company
Created with luxuriously rich French Polynesian vanilla and rose petals picked from the finest blossoms, this Oolong tea is ooh la worthy. Supports the health of the heart, hair, skin and teeth, rich in antioxidants and high in vitamin C.
Ingredients: Oolong Tea, Rose Petals, Natural Flavor, Contains Caffeine