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drank Caramel Apple Oolong by 52teas
4613 tasting notes

After eight infusions with my gaiwan … curiosity got the better of me, and I just had to brew this in my Breville. Now, I don’t usually brew any Oolong in my Breville because I don’t feel that the Oolong leaves get enough of a chance to really do their thing in the breville. But, after trying this in the gaiwan (infusion four and on are awesome in the gaiwan … the first three are not as great, but, once you get past them, the flavor is really good), I was very curious about how the tea would fair in the Breville, and to be honest, I wanted apple flavor, and I didn’t get a lot of it from the gaiwan (I got some by the fourth infusion, but still not as much as I wanted from a tea called Caramel Apple) so, I thought I’d see how the Breville would do with the tea.

And I have to say – with an huge amount of shock on my part – that the flavor is BETTER with the breville than it is with the gaiwan. Now, this does NOT happen with pure Oolong teas, but with this flavored Oolong, it did happen … and no body is more surprised by it than me.

I taste apple and caramel and slightly smoky, roasty-toasty Oolong. This is fantastic! Seriously! The flavor of the apple is a bit lighter still but, it all works together well. Sweet and tart, it tastes like jonagold apples (rather than the green apple that is in the photo) that have been dipped in a sweet, creamy caramel. If anything, that is the note that I’d like enhanced a bit, maybe, the creaminess. I taste more of the burnt sugar caramel note, but not so much of a buttery, creamy caramel. It’s still incredibly good though.

And the Oolong is PERFECT for this… it is toasty and warm and this is the perfect taste for this cold, wet day. (And I increased the rating because I like it so much better in the Breville)

Drinking this tea while listening to this: http://youtu.be/My0HQ0QkGLQ

Indigobloom

Now I wish I’d bought me a pouch! if it’s ever reblended I’ll be sure to pick some up :)

TeaBrat

this sounds yummy!

Sil

That’s how I feel indigo! So many great reviews on it

Indigobloom

Sil, I know right?! It’s awesome that Frank has a new one every week, but the trouble is limited stock! Fingers crossed for a reblend

LiberTEAS

The answer to limited stock = subscription. Never miss a tea you want to try (except for possibly the VIT blends) I have been subscribing for well over a year now, and I have not regretted it. Sure, there are the occasional teas that I could have done without, but for the most part, I’ve enjoyed each and every one.

Sil

Liberteas – I’ve thought about it…but part of what I dislike is not being able to get another pouch of a tea I grow to love lol

Indigobloom

I’ve thought about it to. Trouble is, I’m 50/50 on 52teas. and with my allergies, I can’t even have about 25% of them so I prefer ordering selectively even though I end up missing out on some really good ones!

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Indigobloom

Now I wish I’d bought me a pouch! if it’s ever reblended I’ll be sure to pick some up :)

TeaBrat

this sounds yummy!

Sil

That’s how I feel indigo! So many great reviews on it

Indigobloom

Sil, I know right?! It’s awesome that Frank has a new one every week, but the trouble is limited stock! Fingers crossed for a reblend

LiberTEAS

The answer to limited stock = subscription. Never miss a tea you want to try (except for possibly the VIT blends) I have been subscribing for well over a year now, and I have not regretted it. Sure, there are the occasional teas that I could have done without, but for the most part, I’ve enjoyed each and every one.

Sil

Liberteas – I’ve thought about it…but part of what I dislike is not being able to get another pouch of a tea I grow to love lol

Indigobloom

I’ve thought about it to. Trouble is, I’m 50/50 on 52teas. and with my allergies, I can’t even have about 25% of them so I prefer ordering selectively even though I end up missing out on some really good ones!

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

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