Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Brew the flower inside

Taiwan Oolong teas often have scents of flowers. Sometimes, it's because they are artificially or flower scented. But most of the time, these aromas develop naturally during the partial oxidation production process. Here resides one of the great mysteries and beauty of tea: a green leaf that can be turned into a flower! And a special kind of flower, one that keeps its fragrance for the moment YOU choose! 
 And contrary to tea bags, whole leaf Oolongs can be brewed again and again and again... The power of the aromas may diminish little by little, but it's still fun to play the game of seeing how far the leaves will take you, how many good brews you're getting! This is especially true with traditionally roasted Oriental Beauty.
Close your eyes while you're drinking your Oolong tea. What flower can you smell and see?

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