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drank Milk Oolong by thepuriTea
970 tasting notes

First tea of the afternoon…..

I need to try this so I can be sure it is something I need in my cupboard. Turns out, it really is. The thing I cannot get over is the price. It seems so much more affordably priced than any other milk oolong out there. I have to admit that I rather enjoyed the Milk Oolong from American Tea Room, but the price is a little scary.

I have to agree with other reviewers about the sample packaging. While it is cute, and I feel that the samples are secure, there is the matter of how to store them once they are opened. Luckily, I am a motivated sampler of teas, so I figure something out. I am not sure others would feel the same way. I did get a great deal on the samples, and I caught a free shipping deal, so in all, I am very happy with my order.

Buttery and smooth without much of a veggie taste, just like I read in another review. I can drink this straight up and rather enjoy it. Now I just need to decide how much to buy….

15 oz mug, 180 water, 3 minutes, about 2 tsp tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
QueenOfTarts

I’m going to have to try this again. I recently ordered some, but have to finish some other tea before I break into the pouch.

I have trouble ordering American Tea Room’s milk oolong.. it just doesn’t seem worth it to me. I haven’t been able to get much of the amazing flavor out of that tea & at that price.. no, no!

Great review! :)

teawing

I like this one as well, and the price is a bit better than ATR.

Dinosara

I haven’t tried this one yet since I am waiting for some more secure pouches to come in the mail before I open it. Unfortunately said pouches took a detour across the country thanks to the US postal service, so I don’t know when I’ll get them now (currently in TX, after leaving NY to get shipped to NY).

But I am interested in comparing this to ATR’s, since I do love that one so much!

SimplyJenW

@Dinosara…I know what you mean! I just had a package from CA go to FL on its way to OH….and then there was another that went to OH within 20 miles of my house and then back to PA. Those tracking logs are such a mystery to me!

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QueenOfTarts

I’m going to have to try this again. I recently ordered some, but have to finish some other tea before I break into the pouch.

I have trouble ordering American Tea Room’s milk oolong.. it just doesn’t seem worth it to me. I haven’t been able to get much of the amazing flavor out of that tea & at that price.. no, no!

Great review! :)

teawing

I like this one as well, and the price is a bit better than ATR.

Dinosara

I haven’t tried this one yet since I am waiting for some more secure pouches to come in the mail before I open it. Unfortunately said pouches took a detour across the country thanks to the US postal service, so I don’t know when I’ll get them now (currently in TX, after leaving NY to get shipped to NY).

But I am interested in comparing this to ATR’s, since I do love that one so much!

SimplyJenW

@Dinosara…I know what you mean! I just had a package from CA go to FL on its way to OH….and then there was another that went to OH within 20 miles of my house and then back to PA. Those tracking logs are such a mystery to me!

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My motto: Drink the good tea!

Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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