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LOVE!! First of all can I say LOVE the name??! “Hello Sweetie…..” Ugh love. So blended this up this morning. Felt like this would be a good choice for a breakfast tea with its black tea base. It’s amazing! I didn’t add any sugar. It doesn’t need it. No milk either. It’s perfect just the way it is. The tea has obvious caramel and toffee notes. Then there’s a little coconut but not in a tropical way. Perfectly balanced. Then there’s nut. And a touch of banana on the tongue at the end. It’s glorious and probably my new perfect breakfast blend when I want something more complex. Delicious.

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Pretty good! It’s creamy and light. And I can barely tell it’s a blend. I do get the saffron at the very end. It lingers on the tongue. The jasmine is very light. Just a scent almost. Good summer oolong blend.

Preparation
5 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I made this today to go to my weekly knitting hour. I’m an old lady disguised as a 30 year old mother of 2…..

Anyway….put it in my Timolino to take…those things don’t mess around….it’s 3 hours later and it’s still too hot to sip….

Anyway…mmmmmm…..love this tea. love love. Banana and Walnuts…it’s like Banana Bread…

Got my VERY LARGE Butiki order today..unpacked it in my bedroom on the floor with my 4 year old….who insisted on smelling all of them….first one she smelled was the generous sample of Root Beer Float Stacy sent….and after that she said they all smelled like Root Beer. haha!!

Anyway, THANK YOU STACY for the timely and wonderful order! All in perfect condition!! I open each bag and they all smell exactly like their label…like pumpkin milkshake smells EXACTLY like pumpkin…not pumpkin spice but PUMPKIN! I think that will be tomorrows sip. (If I can get away from my Starbucks Chai Tea Lattes….I swear school starts and I dont have a spare minute where I’m not in the car!)
Anyway…. Your so generous and I’m so excited to try all my new teas!!!!

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Ok, about to brew some of this…I want a nice relaxing cup…and it’s jasmine…so we need fancy tea ware….

Opening the bag I would have to say I haven’t smelled a jasmine tea quite like this…I mean it’s jasmine and floral but it has this something about it….that makes my mouth water…like I need beautiful jasmine tea. And this smells beautiful.

It’s lovely. In fact compared to some other jasmine teas I’ve had…it’s on the light side with the floral. Very delicate and delicious. I’ll drink this on my day when I want just a touch of floral in my day.

I do say that the lingering taste in my mouth is barely floral at all…but very pleasant…it’s like you can just still smell the jasmine but not really taste it anymore….that’s the after taste.

It’s quite nice.

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yeah it’s not bad…there’s something about David’s black tea base lately that I’m not loving….I guess I’ve become accustom to some good black teas.

The caramel flavor is nice. It isn’t sweet….and there isn’t any salt so I don’t know how this is a salted caramel…

But I think the tea base is of lesser quality. It isn’t bitter (like the pumpkin chai I had last night), but it’s still drying and….I don’t even know the word….astringent maybe??

It’s not bad…I’ll drink it again…but it isn’t one I HAVE to keep on stock

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brewed this up right before taking the kids over to my MIL house….baby John’s first photo shoot…

I had visions of watching him coo at the cameras while I sipped on tea…much like my 4 years old did when she was a baby….

Not the case.

It went cold before I could sip…..

Well, from the cold sip….I could tell enough that it would be worth trying to steep it another time because it can’t be wretched….

tea fail.

Terri HarpLady

Oh yeah, if you like a roasty tea, this one is delicious!

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Wooo! Now THIS is a BLACK TEA!

Roasted, malty, chocolate….yum. A great breakfast tea for sure!

Now off to get a waking baby from his crib.

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This was my tea of the morning…and into the afternoon a little. Sipping it while dropping the kiddo off to school…sipping while working…sipping while baking…I got a lot done today (thanks oolong) :)

I think I liked it best hot….the dark roasted caramel and brown sugar almost?? It’s a good one… I have started to notice that I enjoy a dark or roasted oolong more than the green ones…I made it through at least 2 steepings and it held up great….
I will have to admit tho that I didn’t get to properly sit and really enjoy it enough to give it a fair rating…so I will just say that I will be drinking this again )

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Ok I love oolongs…and I’m desperately trying to love milk oolongs…they sound so delicious in the descriptions…but I feel my pallet may still need training in the art of oolong….oolong is like wine tastings to me. So many notes and flavors unfolding…I’ll get it…

On to this….

It’s easy to like this one…by far the best milk oolong I’ve had. I have been drinking the David’s oolong a while and it just never seemed to make majic tho it is good. This one tho….we have a connection…a deep and emphatic passion.

It’s the sweetest and most buttery tasting one yet, I get the milk, the cream. the sugar, the savory, the oolongs natural vegetal…i mean it really unfolds…caramel…just good.

I made the mistake of leaving it alone too long and it cooled to room temp…Ok I was chasing a 4 year old and probably trying to feed a baby….anyway…

Should I dare say it got BETTER? It was SO sweet and creamy!! IT was like sweetened condensed milk…SO GOOD!

Loving this purchase…we will be in a relationship for the long haul…I can see it.

Garret

May I say thank you for taking the time to write down your thoughts on this tea? Thank you! I am sitting in the tea shop right now and I am sipping this very same tea. I am so happy we have the supplier we do for this tea. It has been a favorite of ours and our customers for a few years now and it makes me happy to see that you are enjoying it, too.

Wishing you nothing but joy,
Garret

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umm…..not the tea for me. most of the time I don’t mind rooibos but am not sure I’m loving this combination….
Didn’t even finish the cup…

:/

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