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Now.. this is how this tea is supposed to taste like!

Now.. this is how this tea is supposed to taste like!I did a tasting note a few weeks back when I first got this tea – and after a couple tries (though I was making it as regular steeped tea) it wasn’t turning out so good. I found if you steeped it quick I get the nice rum taste, which went away once the tea cooled. If over steeped, the black tea overpowers and the whole thing just tastes like bittery black tea.

Now.. this is how this tea is supposed to taste like!I did a tasting note a few weeks back when I first got this tea – and after a couple tries (though I was making it as regular steeped tea) it wasn’t turning out so good. I found if you steeped it quick I get the nice rum taste, which went away once the tea cooled. If over steeped, the black tea overpowers and the whole thing just tastes like bittery black tea.Now, this morning I made it as a latte. I added an extra spoon on tea into my Steeper, 1/3 water up. Poured into a mug with heated vanilla soy and honey and WOW very nice.

Now.. this is how this tea is supposed to taste like!I did a tasting note a few weeks back when I first got this tea – and after a couple tries (though I was making it as regular steeped tea) it wasn’t turning out so good. I found if you steeped it quick I get the nice rum taste, which went away once the tea cooled. If over steeped, the black tea overpowers and the whole thing just tastes like bittery black tea.Now, this morning I made it as a latte. I added an extra spoon on tea into my Steeper, 1/3 water up. Poured into a mug with heated vanilla soy and honey and WOW very nice.First sip you get that melty buttery hit, as it goes down, nice rum. No bitterness. Very nice drink as a treat in the morning, or a snuggle next to the fire treat. It truely is like drinking butter and rum.. without the extra calories.

Now.. this is how this tea is supposed to taste like!I did a tasting note a few weeks back when I first got this tea – and after a couple tries (though I was making it as regular steeped tea) it wasn’t turning out so good. I found if you steeped it quick I get the nice rum taste, which went away once the tea cooled. If over steeped, the black tea overpowers and the whole thing just tastes like bittery black tea.Now, this morning I made it as a latte. I added an extra spoon on tea into my Steeper, 1/3 water up. Poured into a mug with heated vanilla soy and honey and WOW very nice.First sip you get that melty buttery hit, as it goes down, nice rum. No bitterness. Very nice drink as a treat in the morning, or a snuggle next to the fire treat. It truely is like drinking butter and rum.. without the extra calories.I don’t think I’d buy 100g of this tea, maybe another 30g when my current 30g runs out. The latte is amazing, but on it’s own it is pretty temperamental. I don’t do lattes that often, but if you love tea lattes give this one a go!

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Angrboda

What uh… is going on here? :p

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

I swear my post got bits repeated, but when I edit it, it looks fine. I dunno brain explosion

Angrboda

How strange! It must be some sort of Steepster hiccup or something. It looks funny, though. :)

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Angrboda

What uh… is going on here? :p

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

I swear my post got bits repeated, but when I edit it, it looks fine. I dunno brain explosion

Angrboda

How strange! It must be some sort of Steepster hiccup or something. It looks funny, though. :)

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www.OolongOwl.com – I do tea reviews, obsessively photograph teas with mischievous crocheted Owls and get tea drunk. I am also a crochet and knitting designer at Awkward Soul Designs.

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I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

BTW, my Steepster cupboard is not even close to accurate and I track my teas on a spreadsheet. Last update 573 Teas – August 2015.

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