So I just did a blind test between this tea ($13/3.5oz) with the American Tea Room Milk Oolong ($39/2oz). I brewed both following the instructions that came with the American Tea Room tea (2 minutes @ 175 degrees). I had my fiancee put each tea into 2 cups and she kept track of which was which so there were 4 cups total. I chose my favorite two cups (they all tasted very similar) and it turned out I chose one of this republic of tea milk oolong, and one of the american tea room milk oolong. They are both delicious, but since this one is so much cheeper, and tastes basically the same to me, I am definitely sticking with this!
2 Tasting Notes
I just did a blind taste test between a sample I got of this Milk Oolong from American Tea room, with “Milk Oolong Full-Leaf” from republic of tea. I brewed both following the instructions that came with the American Tea room tea (2 min @ 175). A while ago I felt like they had very similar flavors and indeed when I did the blind test (with the help of my fiancee) my two favorites out of 4 cups from the two teas were one from each! I do like this tea quite a bit, but since the republic of tea version is so similar, and $13 for 3.5oz rather than $39 for 2oz, I’ll stick with the republic of tea version!