110 Tasting Notes
1 tbsp in 16oz + 1 tsp sugar
Really loved drinking this while teaching today. Like I said previously, I am not “into” flavored tea, but this one and Butiki’s almond just have such a natural and subtle flavor, that I just love them and will certainly make them staples.
Last time I thought of pancakes when I drank this, but today I thought of butter pecan (soy) ice cream. My favorite flavor!
1 heaping tsp in 6oz. (This was about 1/3 of my 7g sample, so approx 2.3g)
The dry leaf wasn’t as golden as the Adagio Yunnan Gold that I used to drink like crazy, but the taste was very similar. That classic Yunnan flavor. Very nice version… smooth with barely any astringency. A great morning cup!
I have a sample from Adagio coming, since that was the tea I used to drink so much, I want to try it side-by-side and see what I discover.
(I did a 2nd steeping which was good too although less flavorful.)
2 tsp in 8 oz
This is obviously the style of oolong that I’ve been looking for. Quite oxidized, but no “roasted” flavor. It is a finer version of the basic “Formosa Oolong” teas I used to drink. This is what I love to drink in the afternoon!
It is slightly more astringent than I like, but in every other way, I love this tea… A great, comforting flavor.
I will have to experiment with brewing and also try some more steeps. I went with 2 tsp for 8 oz this time (that was exactly half of my 7g sample, so 3.5g) and the longer brewing time. Next time, I will try the same amount but at just 2 minutes.
2 tsp / 16 oz
Really enjoying this today. I swear so many things must impact the way one tastes tea, because every time I drink this, it’s different.
Today, I’m enjoying the lightness and very slight astringency of this tea. I note a roasted quality, but only very lightly. It’s really the style of oolong I like… medium oxidation, not too roasted. It has that natural sweetness similar to the taste of Wild Taiwanese Black and Mi Xian Black but in a lighter, crisper version.
Did an experiment… After using a heaping tablespoon to prepare about 18oz of tea yesterday, I put the used leaves in about 12oz of cold water in a mason jar in the fridge. Tasted it about 12 hours later, and it is a light but very tasty iced tea!
Since I don’t generally get around to trying a second steeping of my black teas on the same day, I think this might be a great way to get more out of the leaves. It was a seriously refreshing beverage!
Some people just don’t get it…
I shared a pot of this with my husband this afternoon. I told him to savor the tea and appreciate its unique flavor. He seemed to like it, but I could not for the life of me get him excited about it. I kept trying to lead him on to say it was amazing and stupendous, and he just kept saying, “it’s good, I like it!”
That’s it. No more tea for him! ;)
1 tbsp (a little scant) in 16 oz
Really glad I picked up some of this. I’m not usually one for flavored tea, but based on reviews and the flavors I like, I decided to try this and Butiki’s Maple Pecan Oolong.
The flavoring in this is sooooo pleasant! Subtle but very present. For me, it needed a tsp of sugar (for the 16oz) to complement the flavoring but not because the tea was bitter or astringent at all.
I will have this when I want a comforting cup that’s not too fancy. :)
1 heaping tbsp in 18 oz
I am SO HAPPY that I got the last ounce of this from Stacy this week. It will be hard to stretch it until more is available.
As I said before… smooth and sweet, like no other tea I’ve tasted. To me, it is a rounder, more luscious tea than the Mi Xian black.
Ahhh… Received an ounce of this today as well as an ounce of Wild Mountain. Since I’d only had the one cup sample of this before and just had the Wild Mountain the other day, I decided to try this first.
It really is a beautiful tea. So smooth and light but full of flavor. It is similar to the Wild Mountain, but to my very unsophisticated palate, this one seems a bit “brisker”.
1 1/2 tsp in 8oz
Exactly as good as I expected it to be based on the reviews. I found a touch of sugar really enhanced the flavor for me. I’m still not sure I would make a habit out of flavored tea (even one as great-tasting as this one), but I’m really glad I got some of this. What more can I say, it tastes exactly like maple and pecan. Great, now I want pancakes.