Over the centuries, orange blossoms have come to symbolize the Western ideal of love and marriage. It has been said that the scent of orange blossoms could cause anyone to fall in love. Well, we aren’t matchmakers but if there is one thing we are sure you’ll fall in love with it is this tea. The blend was created using a semi-oxidized oolong from Taiwan known for a lively full flavor with hints of berry jam and sweet floral undertones and a mix of jasmine and dried orange pieces to recreate the majestic scent of orange blossoms. Rounding out the blend is a Ceylon black tea for some added depth. And a little bit of Green tea from Taiwan to top off the goodness. Like love, the cup is sublime. Brew a pot for someone special today!
Country of Origin: Taiwan, Sri Lanka
Region: Tungting, Dimbula
Grade: FOP Oolong (Flowery Orange Pekoe Oolong)
Altitude 2500 ft, 6500 ft above sea level
Manufacture Type: Oolong style
Ingredients: Luxury oolong tea, Luxury black tea, Luxury green tea, Jasmine petals, Natural dried orange, Natural flavors.
It all starts in 17th Century Italy with the discovery of a particularly fragrant type of Orange Blossom. After a botanist made the discovery, he decided to name the flower Neroli bigarade after Princess Nerola, the daughter of the ruler of the town where it was found. The princess was delighted and took to wearing a perfume created from the delicate white petals of the blossom. Some legends claim that the Princess and the botanist fell in love and were married, but as town records were poor this remains unsubstantiated. Sounds romantic though! In Victorian England, Orange blossom bouquets were so popular the flowers were imported from Florida strictly for that purpose.