13 Tasting Notes
I’m not very familiar with oolong teas and tried just a sip of this one while visiting a fellow tea enthusiast’s house a couple weeks ago. Just one sip, mind you, was enough to convince me to look up TheTeaSpot.Com and order this delicious, one-of-a-kind, takes-your-taste-buds-totally-by-surprise oolong which looks just as delightful as it tastes.
The package recommends a 195F/3min steep time and temperature, which I agree with. Buy it! Enjoy it.
I expect there is more Murchie’s Library Blend tea in my blood stream than actual blood, given how much of a staple this tea is for my daily routine. A fresh, light-tasting green-black that has a very green smell; I enjoy it with a bit of honey and milk, both for breakfast and as an afternoon treat. Careful not to drink it with boiling water, though.
Take this review with a grain of salt, as I am about as inexperienced at reviewing tea as a person can get. :) I ordered this tea some months ago and have enjoyed it regularly in the mornings with breakfast or in the afternoons, just as a little pick-me-up. It’s a green-black blend, which I have discovered is my favorite, but it is very easy to “over-steep” this tea, as I discovered this morning. Three minutes seems to be the magic number for my finicky palate, but alas, I let it go to five while getting ready for work, and the black flavors completely overwhelmed the green. Oh well, live and learn.