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I’m lowering the rating on this one, unfortunately. I brewed this tea exactly as directed and I was surprised to taste just an ordinary oolong. The texture was smooth, but nothing to go crazy about. I didn’t taste any milk, cream, vanilla… Nothing special! I wonder what happened? As of right now, this tea is not living up to its price tag or reputation. Any suggestions of how to make this cup awesome would be appreciated!

Infusin_Susan

I always brew this one at about 180, for four minutes. I forgot what the directions say. But if I brew it less than four minutes, the flavor seems weak. Also, I add a pinch of Stevia, and that seems to bring out the creamy, milky flavors more. And, I don’t drink it immediately. I let it sit for at least 15 minutes after brewing. It just seems to taste better if it has time to sit. Those are the only suggestions I can offer — hope it works better for you next time!

QueenOfTarts

I’ll try that! Thanks for your suggestion! Does 2 tsps for 12 oz sound about right? That’s what I’ve been using.

Infusin_Susan

I generally use a little more than that. Maybe 3 tsp.

American Tea Room

We suggest a rounded teaspoon for 6 oz so for 12 oz two teaspoons should work. If you like a heartier stronger flavor by all means steep this a little longer. You should be able to get several steepings non-the-less. This is our most popular oolong, but everyone’s taste preference is slightly different – so sometimes adjusting the steeping time or the amount of tea will create the profile you like.

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Infusin_Susan

I always brew this one at about 180, for four minutes. I forgot what the directions say. But if I brew it less than four minutes, the flavor seems weak. Also, I add a pinch of Stevia, and that seems to bring out the creamy, milky flavors more. And, I don’t drink it immediately. I let it sit for at least 15 minutes after brewing. It just seems to taste better if it has time to sit. Those are the only suggestions I can offer — hope it works better for you next time!

QueenOfTarts

I’ll try that! Thanks for your suggestion! Does 2 tsps for 12 oz sound about right? That’s what I’ve been using.

Infusin_Susan

I generally use a little more than that. Maybe 3 tsp.

American Tea Room

We suggest a rounded teaspoon for 6 oz so for 12 oz two teaspoons should work. If you like a heartier stronger flavor by all means steep this a little longer. You should be able to get several steepings non-the-less. This is our most popular oolong, but everyone’s taste preference is slightly different – so sometimes adjusting the steeping time or the amount of tea will create the profile you like.

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⁺ Student. Tea (& Coffee) lover. Bookworm.

Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

My Rather Picky Ratings
90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

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