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drank Milk Oolong by Mandala Tea
1186 tasting notes

Possibly too fancy for the fate of being a travelling mug on the long the bus commute but I don’t care! It’s a carrot that keeps me on my toes. Also, I can steep it as many times as I like before and after coming home; I started drinking it last night and we’re still going strong! It’s an amazing and generous tea :)

Steep Count: 6

Flavors: Butter, Cream, Floral, Mango, Milk

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Fjellrev

I admire you for having such a long steeping attention span! These days, I’m done by the second steep and already want to move onto something else.

CrowKettle

That’s how I feel most of the time but this one is an exception. I just want to chug it back all day. Other people in the household are with me on this, and will even resteep it a couple times for themselves if they see it’s already on the go!

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Fjellrev

I admire you for having such a long steeping attention span! These days, I’m done by the second steep and already want to move onto something else.

CrowKettle

That’s how I feel most of the time but this one is an exception. I just want to chug it back all day. Other people in the household are with me on this, and will even resteep it a couple times for themselves if they see it’s already on the go!

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

My favourites are teas like Milk Oolong, Silver Needle,and Japanese Sencha/Gyokuro, or fruity and floral flavoured ones. However, I generally enjoy ALL the teas, including a good old cup of Earl Grey or Breakfast blend.

FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS/NOTES:

DESSERT FLAVOURS
Vanilla, Maple, Caramel, Butterscotch, Cream, Toffee, Nougat, Marzipan, Butter

FRUIT & BERRIES
Blackberry, Raspberry, Currants, Blueberry, Elderberry, Banana, Melon, Pineapple, Persimmon, Rhubarb, Passionfruit..

CITRUS
Lime, Grapefruit, Lemon, Bergamot, Yuzu (orange is a hit or miss)

SPICES
Ginger, Turmeric, Clove-forward chai

AROMATIC & HERBACEOUS NOTES
Musky, “Fresh,” and/or Woody Incense-like stuff: Sandalwood, Frankincense, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Mints

FLORALS
Lavender, Jasmine, Rose, Lilac, Violet, etc. ALL the flowers!

VEGGIE/GRAIN NOTES
Spinach, Grass, Hay, Cucumber, Rice, Sweet Potato

Less Preferred Flavours/Ingredients:
Stevia, Apple, Cocoa Nib, Almond, Licorice, Cinnamon-forward blends, Chinese Sencha

Subjective Rating System:
I don’t give a lot of low ratings out, since a) I tend to grab tea I know will appeal to me, and b) I don’t have a lot of strong dislikes.

90-100: Favourites. The Desert Island Teas.
80-89: Loved teas. Possibly staple-worthy.
70-79: Good teas, but I’m less likely to repurchase. Minor quibbles.
60-69: Ok teas. Likely a few preference and/or quality issues.
50-59: Cup of meh. Will do in a pinch.
11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea.
1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This tea is the embodiment of the primordial swamp, an unholy abomination. It’s very gross and I’m almost positive it doesn’t exist.

Location

BC, Canada

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