319 Tasting Notes
Sample from Green Terrace Teas – Jin Xuan Milk Oolong: This is my first sample from Green Terrace Teas, free for reviewing. :D I believe this is my second milk oolong I’ve ever tried. My first was Mandala Tea’s Milk Oolong which tasted very different to me than this one, most noticeably – the Mandala Tea one had strong creamy, coconut smell and taste. The Green Terrace Teas’ Milk Oolong simply smelled like oolong upon opening the sealed packet. I appreciate the well packaged sample, btw. The taste was good – not too floral (I don’t like strong floral taste) and it was smooth, not astringent at all, a little creamy but not much so. Thank you Green Terrace Teas!
I couldn’t find this blend in the database so I added it in so I could log it. I subscribed to Rip Van Wafels tea and wafel monthly subscription and this is in July’s box. Anyone have stroopwafel? That’s what the wafel is, individually packaged so it’s great – thin waffle cookie like thing with caramel. This is my fav subscription so far just because it comes with cookies :)
Description on the card says – “With its robust body and rich malty flavor, this Great Lakes Blend black tea from the Putuo Islands complements the Traditional Wafel’s spicy sweetness.” It really does pair well, the tea is strong, definitely black tea with a bakey aroma.
I went with my sister to her friend’s wedding and while we were in Honolulu, we went to the Kahala Resort & Hotel for afternoon tea at The Veranda. It was nice, we were seated outside and had a really good view of the beach side and dolphin pools so that was entertaining. I had the pomegranate oolong and it was good. A little fruity and tart but went well with the little sandwiches and desserts. Our service was good, they were out of the Hamakua Springs Farm Mushroom Turnover so we were sad because it’s what my sister wanted to try but then our waitress said they could make them if we were willing to wait. It was really good. My favorite was the Blue Hawaii Macaroon though. I was hoping they’d have a bigger selection of tea but I’m happy I got the pomegranate oolong. I looked it for it when we went shopping but luckily didn’t find it… Haha.
Super tasty! The combination of green teas makes this one really good. It’s thicker than just tea and more savory. I think that matcha makes it have a cool slightly cloudy green look. Only thing was that it seemed to suck up a lot of water while steeping leaving less than I thought I’d have in my cup. More water next time?