As beautiful as all of Naivetea’s Oolongs, this romantic and feminine cup of tea includes a floral blend of roses, violets and calendula (marigold) petals. Soft and subtle, this tea brews up a pale yellow color and has a soft whispery floral fragrance.
The extremely high quality leaves unfurl into large leaves in the hot water – these leaves expand a LOT so use less dry tea than you normally would when brewing. You can taste the quality of the green Oolong tea leaves, as the soft floral notes are not at all overwhelming, simply gentle and complementary.
Naivetea describes this tea as:
High altitude oolong infused with rose, violet, and calendula with a sprinkle of jasmine green. Intense floral aroma with hints of rose, violet, and calendula. Light and smooth body with strong bouquet flavor and jasmine green undertone. Fragrant finish and long sweet after taste.
This tea is so soft and romantic that I would call it a “poet’s cup” of tea. And I don’t just mean “Roses are red, violets are blue…” I actually found a wonderful YouTube video featuring an animated poem called “The Violet and the Rose” which is told as a spoof of Romeo and Juliet, but it makes me think of this beautiful tea and how the roses mingle together with the violets.