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drank Milk Oolong | Jin Xuan by Tealux
1350 tasting notes

Finally, Canada Post delivered my order!

This tea is really neat. The other oolong I have smells like seaweed, but this one smells like sweetened condensed milk. I did a 10 second rinse, and a 1 minute steep, and lost about 1/4 of my mug of water to the leaves! Steeped, it smells a little green and grassy, and strongly of sweetened condensed milk. The taste is a little astringent, and a little bitter (perhaps 1 minute was too long) (EDIT: Neither astringent nor bitter, once it’s cooled to a better temperature. It’s amazingly smooth.), but does NOT taste strongly of seaweed like that other oolong does. There is a sweet milky caramel-y flavour (or more dulce de leche?) that is really lovely.

So far, so good. Hopefully this one doesn’t upset my stomach like the other, because I’m really enjoying sipping this!

Oh man. I’m so excited to try all these new teas. I kind of want to stay home and drink cup after cup, but I do need to go to work once I’ve finished lunch.

OMG. Cup two is even better. More milkiness, with none of that mouth coating that actual milk gives. OM NOM NOM. Ok. Now I’m going to head to work!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

When I rate, my ratings are based on the little faces, and depend on what face I make when I sip the tea! :)

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!
http://goo.gl/maps/gXsKK

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