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drank Milk Oolong by Tao Tea Leaf
20 tasting notes

I admit that I am still exploring milk oolongs; this is my third one to date. For this session I brewed the leaves western style for a total of 5 steeps. I am not sure if this oolong is scented, flavored, or 100% pure, so I am going with the guess it has nothing added (there is nothing listed on the package or website).

First steeping: 2 1/2 minutes at 210 degrees. The aroma is quite buttery, almost like movie-theater popcorn. The flavor is creamy and buttery.

Second steeping: 3 minutes at 210 degrees. The fragrance is still buttery, with a faint hint of floral. The butter notes are still strong and I detect a slight flowery aftertaste.

Third steeping: 4 minutes at 210 degrees. The liquor still smells of butter but the floral scent is gone. I still get a strong butter-creamy flavor with an unexpected lemon (or tart citrus) aftertaste. I quite like this!

Fourth steeping: 5 minutes at 210 degrees. Very much the same as the third steeping. The butter scent and flavor is not quite as strong, though the lemon aftertaste is still present.

Fifth steeping: 6 minutes at 210 degrees. The fifth infusion has a weak, though still buttery, aroma. The liquor still retains the butter and lemon essences; both are fainter.

I would like to try further steepings but it is late. This tea does not have many ratings and is not rated extremely high, however I loved it. I envisioned myself eating succulent scallops while sipping this milk oolong.

Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Lemon

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
mj

Oh now I want scallops! At 6am, which is weird

Blodeuyn

Me too! I’m still surprised by the lemony aftertaste. And what goes better with butter and lemon than scallops? :)

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mj

Oh now I want scallops! At 6am, which is weird

Blodeuyn

Me too! I’m still surprised by the lemony aftertaste. And what goes better with butter and lemon than scallops? :)

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Web developer, video game lover, artist. I’m enjoying my tea journey and learning all I can along the way.

My ratings
91-100: Must have on hand at all times! Nom nom nom!

80-90: Good, and perhaps quite yummy, but I won’t be heartbroken if I don’t have it again.

65-79: Fairly decent, I will finish what I have on hand but I won’t reorder.

50-64: Not completely horrid. I won’t finish what I have on hand.

1-49: I’d rather drink water.

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