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drank Milk Oolong by TeaCuppa
5 tasting notes

Just over 2g of dry tea to 6 oz of water.

The dry tea smelled very strongly of pop corn butter. The artificial kind found in movie theatres.

After 30sec the wet leaves smelled slightly floral and mildly creamy; like that of a low quality Jin Xuan. The taste of the tea was very weak, more of a hot water taste than anything else. There was a slightly sweet aftertaste. Although it lingered on the tongue it felt artificial; in a word, bleh.

2nd steep: 45sec -1min
The wet leaves had a heavy vegetal smell, slightly sweet and floral.

The liquor still didn’t have much taste. There weren’t any specific tastes that jumped out at me. The mouth feel was slightly astringent and the aftertaste was slightly floral. The 2nd steep was much more like the 4th or 5th steep of a decent oolong.

I didn’t go for a third steep since the first two could be best summed up as, hot water + used oolong.

Overall, this tea is pretty weak: in all senses of the word. I should point out, the cost was something like $10.00 USD for 50g. For 10 bucks/50g you can’t expect a good nai xiang.
This is probably the lowest quality milk oolong I’ve had. On top of that I waited for over a month to receive the tea. I also thought their customer service was nominal. I wouldn’t buy this tea or shop from Teacuppa again.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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Tea purist: high quality teas, spring water & a gaiwan

Typically drinks Chinese greens, oolongs, and black teas. As well as matcha.

Occasionally drinks Japanese greens.

Will try but not store Indian, Sri Lankan, African teas.

Dislikes bagged tea, rooibos, mate, and most scented blends.

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Calgary