The combination of succulent Asian plums, tart schizandra berries, rosehips, hibiscus and select organic oolong tea leaves create a blend that is a delight for the senses! The dark pink infusion of this organic tea is pleasantly tart with a wonderful fruity and slightly floral aroma.
Ingredients: organic Chinese oolong tea, organic Indian black tea, organic schizandra berries, organic rosehips, organic hibiscus, organic currants, organic osthmanthus flowers, and natural plum flavor
Serving Size: one rounded teaspoon (1.25) per 8 oz cup of water
Aubrey Says: A tart fruity infusion that is akin to our Raspberry Green, but with an oolong base.
Jeremy Says: The fantastic fruity flavor of this oolong makes it an excellent iced tea!
Posted by Lala on 26th Jul 2016
I got this when I was looking for a tea with schizandra berries. I don't typically like 'fruity' teas, but I wanted something different and thought I'd give this a go. Wow! I really like it! The first steep produces a stunning red color. The oolong offsets the fruitiness, so this is full-bodied and well-rounded. It is very slightly tart, with the schizandra berries adding some pepperiness to the mix. A fun tea, hot or iced.
Posted by Kara on 29th Apr 2016
I'm more of a black and green tea fan but this oolong was nice. I appreciate the fruity plum flavor.
Posted by Bari on 8th Jun 2015
I have recently started brewing my own kombucha and wanted to experiment with some flavored teas. This tea makes excellent kombucha. I originally bought the 3oz size to try and am reordering in bulk size for my kombucha brewing.
Posted by Jesse on 24th Feb 2015
This is the most fragrant tea I've ever experienced. Smells very much like wine, in a good way. I often open the tin I transferred it to just to smell it. Brews to the most beautiful color. First steeping is extremely fruity, wonderful blend of the plum and berry flavors. Second brewing it usually loses the majority of the fruit complexity but the oolong is just as delicious on its own. I could talk about this tea all day. I'm so glad I went for the bulk bag. Can't wait to try it iced!
Posted by Bonnie R. on 1st Jan 2015
I had read that when on a diet it's best to drink Oolong teas to help with appetite and lowering cholesterol. After trying several that were good, I tried this & WOW! I absolutely LOVE this! I could drink it all day! This & the Marsala Chai; regular and decaf are my absolute favorites from this site, truly believe the teas offered on this site are on the upper end of excellent! Have been working my way through quiet a few loose tea sites & the teas offered here are definitely a cute above many of the others. This Plum Oolong is wonderful!! I'm back to order a large bag, definitely don't want to run out!
Posted by Unknown on 28th Oct 2011
This is my current favorite tea. I love flavored teas and have been searching for teas without artificial flavors, and was so happy to have find my favorite flavored tea ever. The fruit flavor is perfectly balancing and brightening the tea flavor. The color of this tea is also absolutely stunning.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Sep 2011
The flavor is a wondeful balance of plum and oolong, and the color is absolutely beautiful.
Posted by Johanna Miller on 20th Apr 2008
Ooh this is nice. It's a more complex flavor than the raspberry green I think. A great afternoon pick-me-up.
We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.
There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.
Quantity of tea: one rounded teaspoon (1.25) per 8 oz cup of water
Water temperature: use water that has been heated until the first bubbles begin to rise from the bottom of the pot (195° F)
Steeping time: 4-7 minutes
Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.
Tip #2: Keep in mind that brewing your tea for too long can extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves, so steeping time matters! For a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea.
Learn more from our step-by-step guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!
There are five significant components found in all tea from the plant camellia sinensis: essential oils, which are the source of tea’s delicious flavor and aroma; polyphenols, which are antioxidants that provide the tea’s brisk flavor and many of its health benefits; phytonutrients, which are small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including L-theanine (a very rare molecule that has been found in only three sources including camellia sinensis!) ; enzymes; and methylxanthines, which are a family of alkaloids that include caffeine. Each of these components work differently in the human body and a full description is best left to a medical journal. However, recent research exploring the potential health attributes of tea is leading many scientists to agree that tea, may contribute positively to a healthy lifestyle.
For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Health Benefits check here.
For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Caffeine check here.