I first tried this tea in store with my Afternoon Tea meal. I enjoyed it so bought a bit to take home.
The tea itself smells buttery, mixed with the earthy oolong scent.
Once brewed, there is a subtle, yet present milky/buttery taste. It’s a smooth cup, and I found it quite satisfying. I like to keep a bit around all year long.
Beware, though, as if the temp is too high/low or you steep too long, you can lose the nice light milky taste and get an overpowering astringent tea leaf taste (I suppose just as with most teas, though I find this tea a bit more tempermental when it comes to this). I fiddled with the temp and time quite a bit, but can’t remember the perfect temp and time I stumbled on. I do tend to use water at a lower temp than recommended on their label, though. I’ll try to update the next time I brew it with what I’ve found most pleasant.

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Started brewing loose leaf tea about seven years ago. Excited to share my experiences and learn more from everyone on here!

I’ve found I Prefer:

Oolong Teas
White Teas
Green Teas
Black Teas
Flavored White Teas
Flavored Black Teas (depending on the base tea)
Flavored Oolong Teas
Certain Herbals/Tisanes

I’ve found I Dislike:

Bitterness/Astringent Teas
Strong Floral Teas
Fruit Tisanes (at least hot)

Matcha and Rooibos teas tend to be hit or miss with me. I guess it depends on the tea and my mood.

That being said, I’ll give anything a shot!

When I’m not brewing/sipping tea, I’m usually reading, listening to music, working, or in the summer, kayaking/camping/hiking! I also enjoy a good movie now and then. I’ve got quite the collection going. It almost rivals my tea collection! ;)

I’ve only just returned after quite some time away – Steepster stopped working for me in 2013 and I FINALLY remembered this password and was able to get back on here in 2017. But I’ve been drinking tea all along the way!

Happy steeping!


Albany, NY

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