Oolong crème de la crème

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Oolong Tea
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185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec 6 oz / 177 ml

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  • “Figured since I was already drinking an oolong, I should have some of this with it. Especially since this is very nearly ready for a sip down which will help out my ever growing cupboard just a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “And that's the last of this, as part of Operation: Oldest-Teas First. (118) Wait, that's a really crappy codename. Maybe Operation: Stale No More? Operation: Rotation Escalation? Operation:...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Now THIS is a good milk oolong! TastyBrew sent this to me in the surprise package. Thanks, TastyBrew!! This was a perfect choice for me as I've been thinking about getting this tea for a long time,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “very very nice buttery oolong! greenly sweet with a light and bright cream. it relaxes in your mouth. then. i did. this. http://instagram.com/p/cm20F6oc4Z/ i made a beer and tea cocktail. for my...” Read full tasting note
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From Della Terra Teas

The crème de la crème of Oolong teas! This is a special tea from China that has been specially withered under the hot sun and oxidized perfectly. It has a naturally sweet and creamy taste. This won’t last long!

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23 Tasting Notes

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531 tasting notes

I love milk oolongs and have been wanting to drink them more often, but I haven’t been able to sit down and devote myself to a cup. This afternoon seemed like a very good time to enjoy a new oolong.

Once water has been added, I’m surprised to be smelling such a buttery tea! It’s very much like salted butter with a hint of milk. Sipping… hmm.. this is very tasty. It reminds me very much of chewy milk candies. Not really an authentic milk flavor, but milk + butter nonetheless. It’s very smooth, brothy, with a savory finish. I’m not sure why I wasn’t expecting this to be that great, but it’s very delicious. This isn’t my most favorite milk oolong as it’s more savory/buttery instead of milky/sweet, but I enjoyed this cup. Thank you Jessiwrites for a sample!

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This is delicious. It’s sweet and nutty and even a little bit buttery? It actually reminds me a lot of Movie Night, which is just kind of blowing my mind. I’m only about halfway through my first cup, and I plan to re-steep a few times to make this last, as I only have a 1oz bag. Sad!

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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My first Steepster-logged oolong, woo.

Whoa, this smells very sweet, almost grape-y, that specifically sugary element. But—and I’m not at all familiar with oolongs in general so maybe it’s a thing with them?—it has a funky plant-y/vegetal thing going on all throughout too, which seems to intensify as it cools/I drink more, and an almost salty note towards the end of the sip. It is kind of a wonder how it can start out so sweet and end so salty/savory. I can’t decide if I like it or not. Hm. It is very smooth, I’ll give it that. And I find it a marvel that it’s possible to smell salt—not sure I’d ever realized one could before. Oh wait, I’m forgetting salt marshes, duh. (Speaking of…this smells a little like that, yes! Salt and plants and sand!)

It tastes sort of like when you slather salty melted butter all over summer vegetables that contain natural sweetness (say, freshly shucked corn on the cob)—that mix of salt, fat, sugar, and plantiness.

After I finish the cup, a bunch of complex flavors linger. A salted nut element comes through! Fascinating.

It’s bugging me because one of the aftertastes is distinctly something I’ve tried for years to remember the source of, where it’s like salty raw dough with a tinge of…I don’t know a word for it. But it dramatically evokes childhood and I hate that I’ve never been able to figure out what it is (and even stranger, a friend of mine tells me she knows what I’m talking about and can’t put her finger on it either). Like buttery play-doh kind of. Weird and cool that this tea has it in it though!

Smelling the wet leaves after steeping and cooling: all salt marsh and seaweed.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Salty raw dough – home made playdoh maybe? That’s awesome I think of…

Sorry you didn’t like this one as much as I did.

ifjuly

It’s similar, yeah, but it feels like an actual food. A baked good I’m guessing. Since it makes me and my friend both think of being little I’m guessing it’s probably some cookie or something aimed at children, some dated lunchbox filler maybe…

And it’s all good. I have a feeling I’m just not ready to appreciate oolongs in general. I guess that’s OK—certainly have enough other tea to keep me busy!—but it does kinda make me feel like an uncultured tea dweeb. (:

Cavocorax

Bah! Maybe put it aside for a month or so and try it again later? You never know. I don’t think I was too crazy about oolongs either – coconut oolong was the only one I was really crazy about for a while.

ifjuly

Been meaning to thank you, by the way, for being so nice and welcoming. This community has so many experts it was a little overwhelming to join, but friendly folks like you make me glad I did. (:

And yeah, I’m totally happy to set it aside for a while and come back and try again. The nice thing about tea is that there are so, so many roads to go down it’s hard to get bored and easy to go for breadth—lotsa wide-ranging variety!!—or depth—immerse oneself in all the little details and nuance of, say, gongfu ceremonials and whatnot. Yay.

Cavocorax

:) You’re more than welcome! It can be a little crazy but you learn a lot very quickly. I’ve only been here since October, and I’m sure others have been here less than a year. It’s a great community though.

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So I ordered this as a sample, but since DT didn’t have enough to send me a full sample (they sent me an additional full sample for free), I only have a bit of this. I am really enjoying this tea. It’s creamy and buttery, and I wish I had more!! Hopefully I can get a few more steeps out of this.

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Overslept so was in a hurry to get out of the house.

The dry tea looks peculiar, but then I’m finding this true for a lot of Oolongs.
The brew is a light yellow color, and smells a bit sweet. You can definitely taste the creaminess, but I’m not sure if I oversteeped it or steeped it with the wrong temperature, but there was a certain, I don’t know, sourness? Bitter and weird aftertaste.

I will leave this for now, and come back when I’ve time to steep it right…

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’ve not been drinking tea as much lately, so I decided to pull out my package of Oolong crème de la crème that I’ve had sitting around for a while and finish it off. I’m not sure why I haven’t reviewed it sooner because it’s a really nice milk oolong. It has the rich buttery flavor that I expect and also has a strong sweet flavor that appeals to my sweet tooth. Even though I typically order my oolong teas elsewhere I’d consider ordering this one again if Della Terra has one of their awesome sales (It’s been a while since they’ve had one), but unfortunately they don’t seem to have it in stock anymore.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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774 tasting notes

I’m not in the mood for any kind of black tea so I just had a cup of this. It’s pretty good but I won’t miss it when it’s gone, to be honest. Buttery, but in kind of a heavy, almost unctuous way. I think you really need to be in the mood for it.

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