Where was the oolong? Didn’t even see tea in the mix until after it had steeped.

Being my first time with this tea, I made it with my usual half water/half 1% milk and a teaspoon of sugar. WHOA, way too sweet. I’m inexperienced with carob, and I guess that must have added some sweet? Also, the fake cinnamon flavor is more than too sweet and a bit overwhelming. This tastes like lots of other masala chais, just with fake cinnamon added.

How do they charge $12 for this? Glad I got it for free, since I wouldn’t buy it. Will try this with minimal sugar, and perhaps less milk next time. Strange brew.

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Ellyn

I often feel that way about teavana oolongs….that there is not any actual tea! Other steepsterites have noticed this as well…

Rie

Echoing Ellyn’s sentiments on Teavana’s oolongs. ;; The tea’s more of an accessory ingredient in their oolong blends, it seems?

Elizabeth

It certainly seems like it. Makes one wonder why they waste putting oolong in the “tea” at all. Maybe to crank up the price? It’s a mystery!

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Ellyn

I often feel that way about teavana oolongs….that there is not any actual tea! Other steepsterites have noticed this as well…

Rie

Echoing Ellyn’s sentiments on Teavana’s oolongs. ;; The tea’s more of an accessory ingredient in their oolong blends, it seems?

Elizabeth

It certainly seems like it. Makes one wonder why they waste putting oolong in the “tea” at all. Maybe to crank up the price? It’s a mystery!

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First and foremost, I’m a Mommy to my one-and-only daughter. After that, I’m a full-time student-nurse working on degree number two. Then, I’m a wife, a voracious reader, and a newly minted lover of loose-tea.

All my life I’ve enjoyed herbal teas, but am ready and willing to explore other flavors and concepts.

Being a full-time mom and student, the ritual of brewing and enjoying the subtlety of tea is extremely appealing.

I tend to like strong teas: original chais (not boring “masala chai”) are a big deal for me, and I’m hunting for new ones that can accompany my breakfast. I love EGs, especially EGCs, and I hope to find the perfect one some day. Not a huge fan of tisanes or overly fruity teas. I’m starting to love greens and whites, but only if they’re generous enough in the flavor department: no wimps. I’ve got to say, though, I really do not understand pu-erh (yet?).

80-100
Outta the park: delicious, amazing, a cupboard staple.

65-79
Good tea: not a staple, but would brew and/or buy again if in the mood.

50-64
Fair to good: nothing wrong with the tea, but not particularly interesting or not flavored highly enough.

25-49
Not good: can probably finish the cup, but may not brew again.

0-24
Down the drain.

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Upstate, NY

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