I can’t figure this one out. Maybe I got a bad batch? Everyone is raving about it. The kid behind the counter assured me it tastes JUST like lemon pound cake. I love oolongs. I love citrus. It smells like pure bliss. How could this go wrong?!?
Well it did and has. I’ve made it 3 times since purchasing and every time it’s been bitter and I have definitely not gotten the lovely lemony flavour it smells like it should have. Is everyone else drinking this with milk and sweetener? Is that the secret to making it taste good? I nearly always drink my teas black.
I own a variable temp kettle, so I know I’m steeping at an appropriate temperature for oolong. I’m also cautious about steeping time. I measure my tea and water every time.
I’m going to give this one more shot tomorrow morning. I’m going to do a minimal steep, and add soy milk and agave and hope for the best. If it still doesn’t taste good, then I’m going to give up and retiring this tea to the garbage.