$15.00 – $42.00 — available on subscription
Our long-popular Orchid Oolong is now made using premium quality Tie Guan Yin that has been fired before being scented with Chinese Magnolia (Yulan orchid) blossoms. The result is a gentle yet rich and intensely floral tea with the Ti Guan Yin varietal’s unmistakable aroma and taste. The almost fruity orchid flavor becomes apricot and peach-like as the liquor cools. A superb tea you will find hard to forget.
Fujian, China: Fujian is a coastal province in southeastern China where the finest oolong, white, and jasmine teas are produced. According to the written record, teas have been produced there for well over 1,600 years. Growers currently produce five different categories of tea, most of which originated in the province.
We suggest steeping 3-5 grams of tea per 8 oz. of water at 70-80C for 1-2 minutes. Lower water temperature and lengthen steeping time to produce more floral character; raise water temperature and shorten steeping time to produce more intensity and full flavors. Always adjust quantity of leaves, infusion time, and water temperature according to your personal preferences.
If there were 8 stars available to give a tea, THIS one would get 8+! The sublime Essence of genuine magnolia is HERE…Based upon my vivid childhood experiences of the AMERICAN magnolia blossom’s very unique and beautiful smell, this tea is IT–even though it’s a Chinese orchid variety of magnolia. It’s a “WOW!” No wonder people LOVE this tea!!
This is the tea I use to sucker people into liking loose leaf oolong. Always a favorite for the people I serve it to.
This almost smells artificial but in a pleasant way. I have been trying subtle Taiwan oolongs so the aroma of this one surprised me. The flavor is smooth and pleasant. The shipping was fast and the small packages came with suggested brewing instructions which help a beginner like myself. This is a good tea worth trying.
Orchid Oolong has been my favorite for years. The aroma and flavor is a perfectly happy cup of tea. Thank you Imperial Tea Court!
This brews into a gorgeous lemony-yellow liquor with an amazing flavor. The delicate aroma reminds me a little bit of a floral Earl Gray. I used 175 degreeF water — a 15 second wash, followed by a 3 minute steep. It holds up well to re-steeping in the 5-6 minute range, I’m on the fourth cup and it’s still outstanding.
The flavor has hints of melon, with a sweet aftertaste and a flowery finish. Recommended.