Yesterday was absolutely beautiful only to leave me disappointed today by gray, gloomy, wet, and cold weather. Blech! Although every day is a great day for tea, today was especially perfect. I decided on a cup of Oasis.
Composition: Green tea, marigold flowers, orange peel, rose petals, cornflower blossoms, flavoring (I’m truly curious about what kind of flavoring is included in this composition.)
Dry Visual: Very green leaves with colored bits. No other details about the loose tea is available as Oasis is loose tea in a silk sachet. Thanks Tea Forte for the loose tea picture. However, what I find truly unique about Oasis is the silk sachet. Triangular in shape with a fabric stem and paper leaf – this is one amazingly creative tea bag. The design of the bag includes a flat bottom allowing it to “sit” or should I say “stand” in the bottom of your teacup or mug.
Dry Aroma: mildly vegetal
Flavor: Oasis is an interesting green tea. Mildly vegetal as the dry aroma suggests, with a very floral finish. I was unable to discern the difference between the rose petals, marigolds and other flowers – they all blended into one flowery cup of tea. The middle has a definite citrus quality, which I assume is attributed to the orange peel. Initially, I enjoyed without sweetener, but decided to give a little Sugar-In-The-Raw a-whirl. The addition of a sweetener, enhanced the floral quality.
Liquor: A rich yellow with a hint of green.
Brewing Time: The recommended steeping time is 1 teabag for 2 – 4 minutes in boiling water. I was able to drink two cups of tea from one silken tea sachet and thus steeped 3 minutes for the first infusion as recommended and 5 minutes for the second infusion.
Manufacturer: Tea Forte
If you have had an opportunity to try Oasis, please stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!