Honey Orchid, what an alluring name for a tea. That just makes you feel like this tea is going to deliver on sweet floral notes. What that name doesn’t say is this tea is also robust, rich, and full of a slight earthy flavor that mingles perfectly with the honey and floral tones.
This particular oolong from JK Tea, a tea shop dedicated to offering high quality teas to the tea community, doesn’t have any notable aromas when you first open the tea. But after brewing this tea with fresh water prepped right under boiling and allowing the tea to brew for a few minutes, this tea gives you all the loving you can handle.
Gorgeous rich but subtle earthy notes lay the ground work for these pops of sweet floral touches that you can pick up through each sip. There is also this underlying fruit note that adds to the sweetness. I greedily gulped, yes gulped, this tea down. With all the wonderful flavors being so well balanced, I couldn’t help myself.
Don’t judge this tea by how simple the flavors sound. This is one of those teas that you need to literally sit down and thoroughly enjoy without distraction to really focus on what the tea leaves are yielding. Highly recommend this tea for those that are looking for a break in what they normally drink or just to change the pace up a bit. Simply beautiful!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: JK Tea
When we come to the shape of the Mi Lan Xiang Dancong Tea, if you look for some photos, you can see resemblance with dried seaweed, both in color and it’s twisted, stick-like shape, but the texture of the Tea is a bit firmer and maybe we can even make a comparison with vanilla sticks, if you can imagine them ultrathin and strained. For the taste, it enjoys strong, delicate honey aroma with light floral aroma as well; sweet taste with lingering after taste sweetness; rich & complex mouth feeling after sipping the tea liquid. For some people, it is hard to believe that such strong fruity flavor is developed naturally and with such sophisticated process, but this is true.