Osmanthus Valley - Organic OolongElixir Tea
A smooth, refreshing and balancing oolong tea with the natural scent of flowering osmanthus. Brilliant yellow sunshine in a cup with hints of apricot, mango and stone fruits.
|Flavour||Floral osmanthus blossoms with hints of stone fruits, apricot and mango.|
Balancing. Harmonising. Centering.
Sunshine in a cup is the perfect description for a living tea that simply makes you smile. Its nature seems to adapt to whatever your mind and body crave. If you need a lift it can pick you up, if you’re a little wired it may settle and centre. An ideal support for quieter moments of reflection, creativity or meditation.
|Origin||Osmanthus Valley is a pure, organic oolong tea with lightly oxidized green leaves. A single-estate living tea from Vietnam.|
|Quantity||50g (33p per serving)
Osmanthus Valley is perfect hot or cold brewed. When brewing hot we recommend that you 'wash' this tea by giving it a short 5 second infusion and discarding the liquor. This helps the tightly rolled leaves to unfurl and release their flavour. Following this wash you can brew the tea as directed below.
For cold brewing with cold or room temperature water reduce the amount of tea leaves to 1 teaspoon (2g) per 300 ml.
The traditional way to make living tea is to use a small pot with a generous amount of leaves. The leaves are then used for multiple, short infusions. Living tea made this way brings out all of its taste, vibrancy and complexity.
|Quicker (100ml)||1 tbsp||90-95⁰C||45-60 secs||4-5|
|Kyusu (250ml)||1 tbsp||90-95⁰C||60-90 secs||4-5|
|Travel Flask (300ml)||1 tbsp||90-95⁰C||60-90 secs||4-5|
|Cold Brew||1 tsp||Cold Water||2-24 hours||2-3
Osmanthus Valley has the most subtle and neutral effect of all of our teas, which makes it suitable and accessible for all. Its action affects and harmonises Qi - often felt as a tangible easing or change of sensation in the Middle or Upper Jiao where previously there was congestion or lack of sensation. Harmonises the Centre.
|Movement||Regulates Central Channel|