Had 3 infusions of this on Saturday, but I had the first and third with pizza, which kind of ruined my ability to discern specific flavors in this tea. Garlicky white sauce…yum! So, I had another two infusions (new leaves) on Sunday.

This tea did not turn out as expected, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like it. To tell you the truth, I’m still unsure about whether I like it! It has a very thick creamy quality, which is nice. The taste reminded me of a creamy cheese with a slight floral note. I think one of the reviews said it tasted like havarti cheese, and I think I agree. I thought maybe I’m getting cheese because the water I used was too hot? I don’t know, any recommendations? Or is this how a milk oolong should be? I steeped it for 3 minutes each time.

whatshesaid

I didn’t get cheese out of it! Just buttery deliciousness. Though I suppose butter and cheese are practically siblings. What temp did you use?

OMGsrsly

I would definitely try cooler water to see how it changes the flavour. I’ve only had this one once (and I didn’t brew it), but the other milk oolong I have isn’t very vegetal, and is more straight up cream, not so much cheese or frittata.

Tealizzy

I don’t really know what temperature, because I don’t have a thermometer…kind of just fudge it! I know, I should get one. Well, I’ll try cooler water next time and see how it goes. Thanks!

OMGsrsly

I have instructions on some of my teas. ‘Wait 5 mins for water’ or ‘wait 10 mins for water’ :) Everyone’s kettle is different though.

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whatshesaid

I didn’t get cheese out of it! Just buttery deliciousness. Though I suppose butter and cheese are practically siblings. What temp did you use?

OMGsrsly

I would definitely try cooler water to see how it changes the flavour. I’ve only had this one once (and I didn’t brew it), but the other milk oolong I have isn’t very vegetal, and is more straight up cream, not so much cheese or frittata.

Tealizzy

I don’t really know what temperature, because I don’t have a thermometer…kind of just fudge it! I know, I should get one. Well, I’ll try cooler water next time and see how it goes. Thanks!

OMGsrsly

I have instructions on some of my teas. ‘Wait 5 mins for water’ or ‘wait 10 mins for water’ :) Everyone’s kettle is different though.

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My obsession with tea really started around October 2012 when I discovered DavidsTea. Before that, I had the occasional cup and enjoyed going out to afternoon tea with my mom. I was really into An Afternoon to Remember’s creme brulee tea, since they had an afternoon tea place at that time, which has since closed…so sad and I haven’t found a good replacement.

So, I kinda went nuts when I discovered both DavidsTea and Lupicia in the SF mall, and I still frequent them, though my tastes have substantially changed over time from wanting to try all the teas to being a bit more particular.

Once I discovered steepster, literally by looking up reviews of a DavidsTea tea, I was hooked! So many tea companies I never heard of and everything sounding so delicious!

I found I still love dessert teas, like flavored black teas, but I also really enjoy oolong (both green and roasted). I occasionally enjoy flavored rooibos and white teas. I’ve had a rough time with puerh, and still think it tastes like leather. Recently, after having some really amazing teas from Teavivre, I can now say I love unflavored Chinese black teas and green teas.

Favorite tea companies right now include: Teavivre, Golden Moon, Butiki, Lupicia, and DavidsTea.

Just a note: I don’t rate my teas numerically because my iPad doesn’t like the scroll bar. Maybe someday that will change…hint hint, steepster! ;)

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