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drank Milk Oolong by American Tea Room
255 tasting notes

I’m excited to be trying this sample that I purchased from American Tea Room, which offers nicely priced small samplers so that one need not dive deeply into the unknown and the pocketbook.

The aroma of the dry leaf is hard to pin down—floral and sweet is about as far as I can say. The brewed tea is a nice yellow. The taste is naturally creamy and sweet (I added no milk or sweetenter, by the way). This has more vegetal overtones than other oolongs I have sampled, but they are nuanced. In a blind tasting I might say that this is a green tea.

Overall, I anticipate extra steepings. There’s something I cannot quite capture here, but it is something amiable.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec
sygyzy

Is the American Tea Room in Los Angeles?

Doulton

I looked it up and, unbeknownst to me, it is in Beverly Hills. I got my teas by ordering on-line because I had heard good things about them. And they have really come through.

teaplz

I’m dying to try this one! It’s been on my to-buy list for a while now. Glad you enjoyed it!

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sygyzy

Is the American Tea Room in Los Angeles?

Doulton

I looked it up and, unbeknownst to me, it is in Beverly Hills. I got my teas by ordering on-line because I had heard good things about them. And they have really come through.

teaplz

I’m dying to try this one! It’s been on my to-buy list for a while now. Glad you enjoyed it!

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I really love big, bold, brash teas. Smokiness enthralls me. I don’t seem to do subtle.
I don’t do rooibos.

My rating system:
0-30:
Never again in a hundred million years

31-55: This tea probably has some redeeming qualities but I won’t would not seek it out again.

56-70:
Shows some promise but also has a fundamental flaw. I probably owe these a second taste but am unmotivated.

71-80:
Good with at least one strong quality; I probably would not buy it but would drink it cheerfully.

81-90: Worthy contenders; they might be ranked 100 on somebody’s else’s scale. I like them a lot but have not fallen in love. Will probably buy and use.

91-95: These are the true loves, the chosen ones, the ones I dream about and crave. Unless they are in a limited edition—la! how you tease me!—I will always keep in my cupboard.

96-100: I cannot be separated from these teas and would develop a panic attack if I were to run out.

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Tea which must be in stock always:

Black Dragon LS by Upton Teas: My choice every morning.

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Samovar: Russian Blend, Maiden’s Ecstasy, Ryokucha

Mariage Frères: Confucious, Vivaldi, Eros, Aida, Marco Polo

American Tea Room: Brioche

Leland Teas: Bogart

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