Ginseng Oolong 2#
Ginseng oolong is a high quality beauty tea from China. Though many think this tea is a product of modern times, the winning combination of using tea and ginseng was already mentioned in <ben cao shi yi>, a historical Chinese text dated from 741 BC. It wasn't until around 500 years ago, when Ginseng oolong became a royal drink, served as atribute tea to the emporer. That's why this tea is also called the 'King's tea' or 'Orchid Beauty' (Lan Gui Ren) referring to an emperor's concubine in the Tang Dynasty. Ginseng Oolong tea leaves are rolled by hand into tight balls, coated with ginseng, and blended with licorice root for a subtle, slightly spiced tea with woody and floral notes.
The tea is full of medicinal properties and has a milk flavor with a subtle sweetness from the licorice and a hint of spice, it is a soothing, aromatic tea with a bewitching quality which has a mild, fruity aroma combined with a distinctive earthiness. The flavor is rich of sweet aftertaste of ginseng.
Oolong tea ｜ Taiwan ｜ Semi-fermentation ｜ Spring and Summer