The last two weeks I have felt physically crappy – some days better than other – but today is the worst. I am in need of some sniffling, sneezing, aching, coughing, stuffy–head, fever, so-you-can-rest medicine! It’s funny how, when feeling under the weather, we seek to surround ourselves with things that bring us comfort. For some that means comfort food, for others comfy pajamas, a favorite blanket, or a childhood pillow. Depending upon the ailment, there are times when hearing the voice of a spouse, loved-one, or best friend provide the needed level of comfort. Sometimes it’s a hot steaming cup of tea. The subject of today’s tea review and comfort of choice – Lavender Oolong.
Composition: Alishan oolong infused with natural lavender
Dry Visual: Light and dark green leaves tightly rolled with stems present. Thanks to Naivetea for the great photo.
Dry Aroma: Delicately floral – the smell of lavender is unmistakable with a hint of oolong.
Flavor: Lavender Oolong is a lovely floral infused oolong. The oolong is mild with a distinct floral quality – I’m sure you are not surprised – that is present in the cup from the first sip to the last. Full-bodied, Lavender Oolong creates a heavy feel in the mouth.
There is no astringency, therefore Lavender Oolong can be enjoyed without sweetener. There is, however, a mild dryness that becomes more pronounced throughout the cup and into the next infusion. Nevertheless, I prefer to drink Lavender Oolong without sweetener.
Liquor: A yellow hue.
Brewing Time: I steeped Lavender Oolong in 190 degree water for one minute during the first infusion and two minutes during the second infusion.
If you have had the opportunity to enjoy a cup of Lavender Oolong tea, please stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!
**Tea was provided by Naivetea as a sample.