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First, and most importantly, I apologize for my brief absence. I have had to deal with doggy issues, solving problems at work, dealing with family issues, but now, finally, everything has worked out for the best and I am able to sit down and have my first cup of tea while I finally relax. It is amazing how tension builds up and once everything over, you just suddenly feel like you are a balloon full of stale air that desperately needed to be popped. I am so happy to be back!

I love Ooolongs, and Milk Oolongs have always had a soft spot in my taste-buds. Just thinking about them my mouth waters… So, after all the hype that Teavivre has had on Steepster, I had to try their Milk Oolong. I placed and order, that took forever to get to me (all customs fault, Teavivre service was wonderful. Sometimes shipping to Ecuador is a hassle…). It finally arrived, and being in the middle of all the problems I was having, I didn’t really feel up to trying new teas. So, finally, the storm has passed and I will indulge.

The leaves are nicely rolled and a very enticing green. The scent was fresh, creamy and a tad bit mineral. Not quite as sweet scented as other milk oolongs I have tried, but very creamy and inviting.

I steeped it for 2mins and ended up with a delicate golden liquor. The scent was intensified and the creaminess started prancing about tempting me o gulp the entire glass down. Yuuuummm…

First sip, unsweetened, delicious. All of the creamy smoothness that a milk oolong promises. The first sensation in the sip is creaminess with a tad of creamy sweet flavor, followed by brief mineral savoriness and an ending of sweet aftertaste, all oolong goodness.

The second brew was just as good, but different. The creamy sensation/flavor became stronger and the mineral flavor was played down a bit. The sweet aftertaste was still there and making me smile.

Third brew I lost a bit of the creamy and found a bit of the mineral, but, still delicious.

I never sweetened it, but somehow, Oolongs never seem to need sweetening. The delicate sweet aftertaste gets lost under sugar, honey, Splenda, or any sweetener I have ever tried. So, I don’t think I will be writing about this one sweetened any time soon… It is sooo good plain.

Once again, it feels great to be back in the tea world with fellow Steepters! : ) Also, this tea is really worth a try! : )

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kOmpir

Welcome back :) I also got that oolong just few days ago. Stay tuned for the review :)

Azzrian

Sounds wonderful and glad everything worked out for the best.

Cheryl

Glad Sencha is doing better (or so it sounds).

Ninavampi

kOmpir- Looking forward to your review! : )
Azzrian and Cheryl – Sencha is doing much better. Just had a minor scare with some swelling, but turned out I was being paranoid, exams proved it was fine. Better safe than sorry! : )

Kittenna

It always warms my heart to hear of people who are so protective of their pets :) I believe that pets deserve just as much care as a human member of the family! (Which is part of the reason I am currently pet-less, as I wouldn’t be able to afford the care a pet deserved if something unexpected happened).

Indigobloom

phew, I’m so happy your Sencha is ok! and welcome back :)

ScottTeaMan

Looks like this is another tea I’m gonna order from Teavivre!

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kOmpir

Welcome back :) I also got that oolong just few days ago. Stay tuned for the review :)

Azzrian

Sounds wonderful and glad everything worked out for the best.

Cheryl

Glad Sencha is doing better (or so it sounds).

Ninavampi

kOmpir- Looking forward to your review! : )
Azzrian and Cheryl – Sencha is doing much better. Just had a minor scare with some swelling, but turned out I was being paranoid, exams proved it was fine. Better safe than sorry! : )

Kittenna

It always warms my heart to hear of people who are so protective of their pets :) I believe that pets deserve just as much care as a human member of the family! (Which is part of the reason I am currently pet-less, as I wouldn’t be able to afford the care a pet deserved if something unexpected happened).

Indigobloom

phew, I’m so happy your Sencha is ok! and welcome back :)

ScottTeaMan

Looks like this is another tea I’m gonna order from Teavivre!

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I love tea and have since I was a little girl. Once I could buy my own tea, I began to explore and learn about the extensive and delicious world of tea!

Also, love my French Bulldog (named Sencha…) and my tea oblivious boyfriend. I enjoy ice skating (I am a part time coach), reading, writing, baking, running, and lots of sweets!

My favorite teas tend to be on the sweeter side. Both flavored and plain teas are great to me. Currently going through a flavored tea phase. Enjoying it greatly! : )

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Quito, Ecuador

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