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Meh. For a milky oolong anyhow. Not that it was bad, much better than the first time I tried the DT version!! I think it was oversteeped then and in fact may have been scorched this time to boot. The sweetness tasted a tad artificial, almost as if the lactose was infused into the leaves- which I know some tea houses do.
Nonetheless, I will not be purchasing any because I know how much better it can be! once you go high quality, it’s hard to go back! my commitment to loose-leaf in general is proof of that :)
I will concede however, that this is a very good starter Milky Oolong, and pure tea for those who are new. If I hadn’t sampled other versions, this would be it for me!

Jessie

I agree. I loved this stuff when I first had it but tried some better-quality ones (which make me believe this one definitely does have something added before it gets to DT) and this is just sitting on my shelf, neglected.

Indigobloom

Glad I’m not the only one to think so!! I think the worst part for me was that this was not the first MO I tried so when I did it was a big letdown

QuiltGuppy

I also agree with you. It’s not a bad tea, but it pales in comparison to others.

Indigobloom

Yes it really does!! the ATR version is SO good… forever grateful for that one!

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Jessie

I agree. I loved this stuff when I first had it but tried some better-quality ones (which make me believe this one definitely does have something added before it gets to DT) and this is just sitting on my shelf, neglected.

Indigobloom

Glad I’m not the only one to think so!! I think the worst part for me was that this was not the first MO I tried so when I did it was a big letdown

QuiltGuppy

I also agree with you. It’s not a bad tea, but it pales in comparison to others.

Indigobloom

Yes it really does!! the ATR version is SO good… forever grateful for that one!

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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