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I’ve never tried a milk oolong before. In fact all oolong teas are relatively new to me. I picked this up on a recent visit to McNulty’s Tea & Coffee Co., Inc. and decided to give it a try.
It is very light both in color (a pale green) and taste. The first cup I tried with a bit of Splenda. It had an odd initial taste that almost reminded me of Playdough (probably because this is the first time I’ve tried a milk oolong). After a few seconds it took on a more buttery taste that was pleasant.
I re-steeped the leaves (this time for 12 minutes) and drank it with no sweetener. It was a bit stronger than the first cup and the buttery flavor was a bit more pronounced.
I enjoyed this tea and will definitely explore milk oolongs from other sellers.
This is one that I didn’t find on McNulty’s website anymore … it’s not bad. I could taste the berry and the cream notes, and there was a pleasant black tea base. I had one cup hot and then I made a pitcher of iced tea with it – and it’s tasty iced.
This tea smells like a bouquet of berries! I think the primary smell I am getting is strawberry.
When I taste it, I first taste the berries, followed by black tea. It is very smooth. I definitely get a lot of berry flavor, but it isn’t so strong that you don’t taste the tea.
This is one of those teas that grows on me as I drink more of it. I am about half way done with my cup, and keep raising the rating slider.
I could see this being a very good fruity iced tea in the summer time.
Very solid Tikuanyin. I especially like the scent of the dried rolled leaves – it is clear that the brewed cup will be dense with flavor, and sure enough, it is. The brewed scent is on a floral/vegetal boundary that is rather pleasant.
The complex color of the brew is less green than others of this variety that I’ve tried, perhaps the leaves are oxidized a bit more.
The taste is what one might expect from the scent but less buttery than the greener versions. It’s floral and sweet, a very soothing mixture that is best enjoyed as one reflects and relaxes.
Fruity and delicious. A great evening drink – soothing!
This is the last of my sample. There was more than enough for my tiny teapot, but not enough for a cup, so I made a super strong tiny teapot and steeped for a shorter time (thinking of Samovar’s recommendations as I did). I have to echo the hint of peanut butter. Now that I’ve read that, I’m totally getting it, too.
Berry Crème – McNulty’s
Also finished up this one earlier today. I will miss this one. This is quite good. I ended up with 2 solid infusions with this one.
Having this with soymilk, no sugar. I think I like it better this way – it has a subtle sweetness of its own. Lovely!
Another nice tea from McNulty’s. Without additives, this tastes mostly like Adagio’s base for their flavored teas, but with milk and sugar it is perfect. Let’s face it, if I am drinking a tea called “caramel,” I’ll likely be having it with milk and sugar. This also has a hint of roastiness.
2nd steep – as good as the first, if not better! I steeped it extra long since I forgot about it, and it had even more berry flavor. Yum!
Berry nice! ;) I am without an infused at the moment, so I steeped the leaves loose and decanted the tea. This tea has a lovely berry flavor that isn’t tart. I tried a sip plain, then added milk and sugar – it was good both ways.
This is my last tealog until the 20th or so…
Thought I would revisit this one before leaving and it is YUMMY, indeed!
“See” you in a week or so!
I am slowly getting back into tea now that I’m in the office and letting myself have a few cups through the day. I can’t figure out how to drink oolong (with the multiple steeps) at home, so I brought my tiny pot to work and have cups throughout the day.
This is a good one. I’m out of practice, so I don’t have much to say other than it’s very good. It lacks some of the harshness in the first few steeps that some oolongs have, which makes it a winner in my book!
Hello Berry! This smells mouthwateringly berry-y. Like a bowl of fresh mixed berries. Berry teas have a tendency to be too tart for me, but this one isn’t at all. I assume that’s the ‘crème’ part but the taste is pretty smooth and creamy for something berry-flavored. The berry taste is definitely there but it’s more of a cooked berry dessert taste but without the dessert (it’s sweet but not dessert-sweet). I thought about adding a little sugar to make it more of a berry dessert with the dessert, but I drank the cup too quickly so I didn’t. I guess that means it’s pretty good! Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for giving me the chance try this one!
Very dry. Kind of a natural sweetness. Makes me think a lot of the blackberry black tea I used to get before the wife got into loose teas. This would probably be much better with a touch of sugar… Adding sugar seems to take away most of the dryness and brings out the berry flavor. Sugar bumps up the points a little.
Pre-Infusion smells of: Berries, Grapes, Wine-Like, Flavored Black Tea
Post-Infusion smells like: Berry flavored black tea
Color: Fairly dark brown
Taste: LOVELY. Juicy! It’s a flavored black tea, alright. I can still taste the tea, itself, but can also taste berries! I’m thinking blackberries, strawberries, Raspberries, maybe blueberries!? Good tho! Juicy…NOT too tart…it’s a sweeter-tart, NOT bitter tart!
BUMMER…I’m officially out of ALL my McNulty’s from the TTB grabs. Sigh…
This is tasting very vegetal today, moreso, than I remember it but it’s still good! See my other reviews!
I, too, got this one from the TTB. And I’m so glad I did! I don’t know much about McNulty, but I’m a fan of caramel, so I took a sample’s worth. It’s another tea that is more about the tea than the flavoring; just the way I like it! I had it with waffles for breakfast this morning, but I think it would have been even better on its own. I recommend it!
2nd infusion…just as yummy!
I only have enough for one more cup tho…so sad.
Backlogging…it’s been a crazy day!
Amount: 1 tsp
Water:6 oz filtered boiling
Tool: Mesh basket strainer in cup
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet caramel
Steeped Tea Smell: tea, hint of caramel
Flavor: smooth, astringent, with a hint of sweet, no bitterness
Aftertaste: briefly bitter
Liquor: translucent orange-brown
Steepster Traveling Teabox Tea
I am like strong not subtle flavors, this does not meet my needs in a flavored black tea.
Post-Steep Additives: none
The smell reminds me of the spring rolls at our local Asian market. I may have to reserve some for a rice dish. It has a very distinct oolong flavor similar to the dark oolong that we get a Chinese diner.
I can’t say as I ever started a tea with an oolong but I have been thinking about this one for a few days. I didn’t have the greatest tea day yesterday so I thought I would start differently…glad I did…this is yummy…