The Love Blend
The Love Blend - Rose Oolong Tea
Dharmsala Tea Company's Love Blend, or the Rose Oolong Tea, is a floral blend made using organic roses grown in our tea estates and our signature, hand-rolled oolong tea. Beautiful, aromatic rose petals add the perfect relaxing touch to the smooth, creamy and earthy taste of oolong.
Our oolong tea is an exquisite tea. It is oxidized to medium levels by our tea masters, using careful processing techniques to strike the perfect balance. Given the medium level of oxidation, our hand-rolled oolong is a light to medium bodied tea, and has a smooth, creamy flavor, with floral and toasty notes. The oolong tea leaves are hand-rolled by our tea makers, ensuring that all the delicate flavours and notes of the oolong tea are retained. The leaves and the hue of the brewed hand-rolled oolong tea is a beautiful light golden colour.
The organic rose petals we blend the oolong tea with are also special in their own way. Grown in our tea estates, these damask roses have a subtle, gentle sweetness that complements the oolong tea notes perfectly. The rose petals impart their beautiful scent to the blend through an intricate blending process that lasts several days. When the rose flowers are harvested, the oolong tea leaves are laid out, with fresh rose petals separating layers of tea leaves. The layered leaves and flowers are left overnight, while the oolong tea leaves absorb the fragrant, aromatic oils and flavour from the roses.
Rose Petals, Hand-rolled Oolong Tea
Potential Health Benefits
The Rose Oolong Tea has all the benefits of our Rose Tea and the Oolong Tea.
Oolong Tea: Oolong Tea combines the goodness of green and black teas, improving alertness, boosting immunity, reducing absorption of fats, and promoting healthier skin.
Rose Petals: With intrinsic calming qualities, the aroma and gentle sweetness of the rose petals help you relax and unwind, relieve stress and provide feel-good warmth, while gently stimulating the senses.
- Scoop one teaspoon (~2gm) of the Rose Oolong Tea into the infuser for one cup.
- Pour in freshly boiled water (ideally at 180°F)
- Let it brew for 3-4 min. Stay close to this steep time for optimal flavor.
- Pour through a strainer and savour the aroma and flavor of this classic tea.
- Use again and again, you can steep this tea 2-3 times.
Time of Day
A cup of rose oolong tea is perfect to wind down after a nice meal or provide that mid-afternoon energy boost.
ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS
Hand-Rolled Oolong Tea
Damask Rose Petals
Rose Petals, in this case of the variant rosa damascena, are naturally uplifting. Roses have been found to contain certain plant flavonoids that have strong antidepressant properties and can help stabilise mood swings and ease nervous tension. Besides its perfuming effects, studies have shown damask roses to be rich in phenol compounds that have several pharmacological properties including anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, and relaxant effects. Damask Roses are found in several of our floral blends like Himalayan Rose Tea, Rose Green Tea, Relaxing Tisane, Rose Oolong Tea, Snowy Valentine, the Nutcracker Blend, The Winter Sun, and the Himalayan Beauty Blend.