The Beautiful and Unexpected Encounter

Let’s start on a selfish note - I created The Blossom Kit for myself. It was a personal promise.

"It feels nostalgic - drinking this tea in my tiny New York apartment transports me back to the unexpected encounter and wondrous memories with the tea farmers in Taiwan."

Many people have never heard of Osmanthus Oolong because it’s very rare to find in the U.S market. Osmanthus is a special type of flower grown in East Asia. Taiwanese farmers use it to scent tea with the flower's unique fragrance and taste.

It feels nostalgic - drinking this tea in my tiny New York apartment transports me back to the unexpected encounter and wondrous memories with the tea farmers in Taiwan. I remember it was a cloudy day. I had lost GPS signal and got lost in the mountain. I just kept driving with the hope of finding a way home. I ended up following this small road, which led me to a house in the middle of the mountains. Fully surrounded by trees, I rolled down the window and noticed a mellow jasmine scent in the air. 

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"That was the first time I tried Osmanthus Oolong. They packed a small bag of tea as a gift for me to bring home and I promised them that I would come back."

As I pulled the car over, a young man approached me and asked if I needed help. He told me that he and his father grew tea in the mountains and that their farm was nearby. He invited me into his home and he and his father sat and talked with me for hours. I explained to them why I was visiting Taiwan and how I got lost. At that moment, the happiest and most contagious smiles appeared on their faces - so pure and sincere that their faces seemed to light up the world. They then poured me a cup of their homemade iced tea and asked me to try it. It was one of the best iced tea I’ve ever had. It was so refreshing, smooth, and full of fragrance. That was the first time I tried Osmanthus Oolong. They packed a small bag of tea as a gift for me to bring home and I promised them that I would come back.

One year later, here we are with The Blossom Kit - the best farm to table experience, from their home to yours. 

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