What is Muscat Tea?
Muscat tea is typically a black tea flavored with muscat grapes. However, our Muscat Oolong is a rare Darjeeling tea grown, hand-picked, and produced in low volume. Grown exclusively in the Himalayan region of Darjeeling, India, Oolong tea is known as the "champagne of teas".
What does Muscat Oolong tea taste like?
Our Muscat Oolong has dried muscat grape and apricot pit aromas with a tangy dried fruit flavor and deep floral notes. Darjeeling oolong tea leaves are known for their muscatel flavor or "musky spiciness". This unique flavor develops in the second flush.
The last flush begins by the end of October, once the rainy monsoon season has ended. The temperatures begin to drop reducing the output of the Darjeeling tea bush as it prepares for hibernation.
Is Darjeeling tea a black tea?
Historically, Darjeeling only produced black tea. As tea consumption grew around the world, Darjeeling saw the opportunity and started producing green, white, and oolongs as well.
Oolong teas combine the qualities of dark and green teas, providing several health benefits. Green teas are not allowed to oxidize much in processing. Oxidation is what turns the green tea leaf into black. Oolong teas are allowed to partially oxidize, so it falls in between a green and black tea.
Muscat tea benefits
As an Oolong blend, Muscat tea provides the same health benefits you would find in any Oolong tea. Containing several vitamins and minerals, as well as healthy antioxidants, Oolong tea may help improve heart health. It also contains the amino acid theanine, which creates the tea's relaxing effect. Some studies show that drinking oolong tea can help reduce blood sugar and therefore reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Does Oolong tea have caffeine?
Black, green, and oolong teas all come from the Camellia sinensis plant and contain varying levels of caffeine. The resulting flavor of each is dependent on how the leaves are processed. Muscat Oolong contains a moderate level of caffeine. Compared to coffee, it contains only about a quarter of the caffeine level in a cup to cup.
STEEP at 212° for 3-4 minutes.
INGREDIENTS: Darjeeling tea, muscat grape aroma, apricot pit aroma, tangy dried fruit flavor, and deep floral notes.