Oolong Tea By Zone
Love having a cup of hot tea in the evenings to help me relax before bed. The lighter the better during the evenings; darker ones are my favorite in the afternoon.
The tin has an inner lid that ensures it is sealed and keeps the leaf fresh. Inside the tin are two vacuum packed bags of dehydrated Oolong tea leaves. There is a desiccant pack in each bag too.
On the outside of each of the silver foil bags are the directions on how to correctly make it; the lettering is in green. I have taken a picture of the directions with a magnifying glass and angled into the shade in order to even then hardly read them. I have 20/20 vision and even with a magnifying glass and zooming in with my cellphone camera on top of it I could barely make them out. My picture though will help you all; took me a bit but, I got it legible. Decided to type it in my review.
Directions are illegible without going through all of this. With the leaves being so dehydrated it would be nice to know exact measurements needed for varying levels of tea. Even when read the directions only state:
(1) Warm up the tea vessels with the boiling water and then pour the boiling water into the tea and cover the lids for three minutes before serving.
(2) Same amount of tea can be prepared by pouring boiling water into it for 3 to 4 times.
(3) Tea vessels are made of clay thus making the tea more flavour.
Yes, exactly. I admit the first time making it I am pretty sure I used way too much Oolong but, it tasted delicious! Varying amounts have produced varying tastes but, in the end, they all tasted great.
Light, buttery, and smooth with an earthiness leaning towards flowers.
Light honey with jasmine being the most notable aroma.
It is quite delicious from first sip to the end; light and buttery yet, smooth. The re-hydrated leaves afterwards are great in my compost too.
Disclosure: I received this product discounted however; this in no way influenced my review. I only write honest reviews regardless of whether I purchased a product at full price, at a discount, or received it free.