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Sadly, this tea was average on the whole: average taste and bite, below average color, average aroma, etc. If I wanted, I could have just used Lipton or Tazo and some sugar and received the same result for a cheaper price. This really is a shame since Steep & Brew normally has some great loose leaf offerings (see: Jasmine, Darjeeling).
Full review here: http://theteablag.blogspot.com/2011/01/powerthirst.html
I haven’t had a lot of oolong, so I might not be the best critic, but I like this very much. I was expecting it to be more floral; although there is a floral flavor there, it is more subtle and not in your face. I think it would be delicious iced. I look forward to having more of this, and trying some more oolongs!
Backlogging from yesterday.
I tried this with 1 tsp cacao nibs. The cacao nibs definitely added something, but it wasn’t as chocolaty as I had hoped. It had a full-bodied bitterness and a very subtle sweetness. I added milk and sugar to the second steep, which was a bit more of the dessert tea I was going for. The chocolate flavor was subtle, but I’m going to try it again sometime, maybe with rooibos or Ceylon black tea.
I don’t think I would describe this as “lighter,” but it is lively. I can definitely taste the bergamot, but it seems to have more body than straight earl grey. There must be some assam – it is definitely malty.
I’m curious if there is a bit of lapsang souchong in the mix or not – there may be a hint of smokiness.
Nice smooth flavor. I brewed it hot, and added a splash of milk. Funny thing – I thought I was drinking Assam, and I thought there was something wrong with it since I wasn’t tasting the maltiness at all! Nope, Ceylon has no maltiness. Interestingly, there is something almost chocolatey about it. I’ll definitely be using this for blending with other flavors.