Thank you to Amariel for sharing some of this tea with me! She sent me this along with several other teas in our swap a couple of months ago. I love anything caramel so I’m excited to try this one.
I’m still learning to appreciate oolong teas. They certainly have that distinguishable aroma that I can usually pick up on pretty quickly. I don’t, however, smell the oolong here. Instead, this smells like butter cookies to me, much like Harney & Sons Vanilla Comoro. Alongside the tea in the dry mix, there are what look like twisted yellow flower petals, some thick twigs, and a couple of caramel cubes.
The steeped tea leaves do have somewhat of an earthy smell now and I can see that the caramel cube has melted away. The liquid smells of caramel and butter cookies. Very nice. I really like the flavor of this one too. I added honey to sweeten, but I may try this next time with a sugar syrup instead so I can taste the flavors of the tea a little better. As it cools, I can taste the caramel even more.
6 ounces water + 170 degrees + 3 minutes, 30 seconds
I’m tasting more of the honey than the tea’s caramel flavor. I haven’t really tasted the oolong in either cup but I’m okay with that. This second cup is good.
Thanks again to Amariel for sending this my way!
Flavors: Butter, Caramel, Cookie