With the whole day ahead of me, I decided to dedicate my Saturday to essay writing and tea steeping, and this tea definitely wins the prize for best study companion. The ideal reward to successfully writing a few pages of an essay is getting to infuse another mug of buttery, milky, goodness.
I wanted to see how many successful re-steeps I could get from this tea. The verdict from this round? Five!
Infusions one and two were the best – there was a floral, buttery scent and a sweet, milky taste. The bottom of the cup was extra creamy. Infusion number three was still excellent, full, and milky, but starting to fade slowly. By the fourth infusion, the scent of the brewing leaves was still strong, but the flavour was growing weak. Finally, I had to stop at infusion number five – the leaves lost most of the scent for me. The tea itself was still had some flavour, but most of the milky essence was gone, leaving a light oolong taste.
I think this could have easily gone for one or two more rounds had I cut the infusion time shorter for each cup. This tea is definitely worth the price and is a perfect for long weekends days of work. The unique taste is absolutely delicious and having a cup feels like a treat.