I love a good oolong tea, so the Vanilla Orchid Oolong tea caught my eye on a recent trip to DavidsTea.
With Huang Jin Gui Oolong from Anxi in the Fuijian Province and a bit of vanilla flavoring and a hint of floral notes, this tea is great for an afternoon pick-me-up.
This tea smells almost like a cookie, but the vanilla taste when brewed isn’t overwhelming or too sweet — it’s just right, and described on the package as “a perfectly balanced cup that’s equal parts rich, creamy and floral. heavenly…” Something I like about oolong tea is the creaminess. Since I can’t have dairy, I use almond milk on occasion, but with oolongs that’s not necessary. I like that this tea is all natural. While I love DavidsTea, some of their products have artificial ingredients, which just turns me off when it comes to tea. Occasionally I’ll drink those, but natural teas are always my first choice.
With its natural richness, this loose-leaf tea is best enjoyed hot. To prepare, steep 1 to 2 teaspoons for 6 minutes and enjoy. Since vanilla orchid oolong is already so flavorful, sweetener is unnecessary, but feel free to add some honey for extra comfort.
What’s your go-to midday tea? Let me know in the comments below!